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Although I do not commute to work, I love waking up to already made breakfast. No, Alex doesn’t cook me breakfasts, they cook themselves in the fridge or in the oven the night before. My cooking inspiration is just not there until about 10 AM. And when eating clean, preparation is key for breakfast and snacks.

I have already tried chia pudding and overnight oats. I have also tested awesome overnight breakfast quinoa which I will share soon. This week we are eating these overnight parfaits made with Qi’a™ Superfoods Oatmeal by Nature’s Path.

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Qi’a™ is an oatmeal in packets, perfect for busy people. But it’s not just another oatmeal. It’s also chia, buckwheat and hemp. How clever! I grew up eating buckwheat in Ukraine, just like Japanese kids grow up on rice. So I was super happy to see buckwheat slowly making its way up next to quinoa soon (fingers crossed).

The seeds in the oatmeal fill you up with plant-based protein, essential fatty acids and fiber for the day ahead. And if you top it with protein-packed Greek yogurt, naturally sweetened fruits and/or berries and crunchy nuts, you will be stuffed till lunch time. To make parfait vegan skip the yogurt.

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Just to make it clear, you can prepare the parfaits for up to 5 days in advance, just like overnight oats. It is a one layer parfait because Qi’a™ oatmeal has to soak up milk while sitting at the bottom of the jar overnight. A layer of thick and creamy yogurt prevents the mess although it’s fine if you don’t add it (vegans). The parfait might not look as pretty as mine but who cares (mine is styled anyways).

Use any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand. I added frozen mango and berry mix I buy at Costco. And if you wonder where you can buy Qi’a™ oatmeal, it’s pretty much everywhere where you can find Nature’s Path cereals. Even Walmart carries it now.

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I know it’s winter now and you might want a warm breakfast. In that case, you can place the jar in a bowl with boiling water for about 10 minutes. It warms up the oatmeal at the bottom and not the yogurt or fruit. My husband takes the parfait out of the fridge first thing in the morning and by the time he is ready to enjoy it on the train to work it is room temperature.

I can really see myself having this often in summer (can’t wait for it already) because last summer my kitchen was boiling hot for a few months straight.

Overnight Superfoods Oat Parfait

Overnight Superfoods Oat Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1 package Qi'a™ Superfoods Hot Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup any milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen fruit and berries of choice (I used mango and berry mix)
  • 3 tbsp any nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 16 oz Mason jar, mix with a spoon Qi'a™ and milk. Top with yogurt, fruit and/or berries, nuts and coconut flakes, if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Serve cold or warm. To warm up, place the jar filled with boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Storage Instructions: Make ahead and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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Nutritional Info: Makes 1 parfait. Info varies depending on toppings you use but you have nutritional info on Qi’a and Greek yogurt packages.

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39 Comments

  1. Katie Ann

    Those flavors all sound so tasty. I was on a severe cold overnight oats kick a year or so ago, might be time to give it another try.

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    • Dawn

      My favorite breakfast is toast with peanut butter on top (and I love bacon…but those days are few and far between!).

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  2. Dorothea

    My favorite breakfast is half of a scooped out cantaloupe filled with vanilla ice cream and served with cinnamon toast!

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  3. jessica z

    I love hot oatmeal with a mashed banana, protein powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, and berries!

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  4. WendyJ

    i love oatmeal for breakfast (and sometimes supper, but that is a different issue), can never have too many different variations to try.

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  5. Hana

    My favorite breakfast lately has been mini waffles with sunflower seed butter and greek yogurt with my own fresh fruit!

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  6. Stephanie

    Being gluten and egg free, breakfast choices are limited. My new favorite is chia pudding – so many ways to make it!!

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  7. ratna

    What I like best is it can be made ahead and stays for a few days. I never seem to have time in the morning for breakfast before going to work. Taste and health benefits are bonus. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Asinate

    I love Avacado on Ezekiel Sprouted Bread, and a cup of juiced oranges and lemons with cayenne pepper!

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  9. Athena

    My favorite breakfast is a bowl of Nature’s Path cold cereal. Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious!

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  10. Angela

    Honestly, my favorite breakfast is eggs, bacon and potatoes but right now it’s green, healthy smoothies only. I usually have a bowl of oatmeal every day at work.

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  11. Annette

    My favorite breakfast is leftovers in a salad. I know I’m odd, but that’s what I want first thing in the morning. Later in the day I’ll eat cereal and just love all the Nature’s Path products that I’ve tried (I have a pantry full of them!).

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  12. Jeanne

    If you promise not to tell , the truth is my fav breakfast is a full breakfast buffet in a classy hotel, where I choose poached or scrambled, hash browns, bacon,toasted bagel (sometimes), and sliced fresh fruits esp. cantaloupe and berries. YOWSERS! In my more sane moments, I LOVE OATMEAL ; I cook long-cooking steel cut (usually), add dried cranberries and 1/2 toasted bagel with my homemade BLACKBERRY jam (sometimes homemade Marmarlade.) and tons of fresh, strong coffee with. How bad am I!!!

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