Overnight Quinoa in Jars

Chef Nandita Iyer

Cook Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2 People

One jar within which you have it all, nutritional value & delicious bomb of flavours! This makes for a really healthy drink as it includes ingredients such as coconuts, milk, walnuts and none other than Quinoa. A high protein, iron, manganese and LOW GI combined in one drink in a jar making this a super-drink!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp yogurt
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tsp desiccated coconut or coconut chips
  • 2 tsp broken walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tsp honey (or more to taste)
  • Pinch of cinnamon or cardamom powder


  • For starters take two glass jars with a lid~ 300 ml capacity.

  • Proceed to divide the quinoa between the two jars. Slightly warm the milk to lukewarm and whisk in the yogurt, after which you divide the milk mixture between the 2 jars.

  • Close the jars with the lids and leave overnight for the yogurt to set. This may take fewer hours in very hot weather.

  • Before serving, top the quinoa in set yogurt with sliced bananas, desiccated coconut or coconut chips, walnut bits and honey.

  • Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cardamom powder.


Use diced mango instead of sliced banana when mangoes are in season!


Fibre: 4 g

Carbs: 48 g

Protein: 12.3 g

Fats: 20.8 g

Calories: 365 cal