Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa is a wonderful, wonderful seed and a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids.  Most people tend to add quinoa to a savory lunch or dinner meal but we’re turning that on its head by combining it with sweet ingredients for a healthy breakfast.


Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

 2 cups vanilla or unsweetened soy or almond milk
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
 2 tbsp agave nectar
 pinch of ground cinnamon
 1 cup toppings of choice: fresh or frozen berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, chopped dates, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Optional Add-ins
 additional berries
 additional milk
 agave
 cinnamon

Instructions

1

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Add quinoa to the milk and return to a boil.

2

Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover until ¾ of the milk has been absorbed—about 10 minutes.

3

Stir in the agave and cinnamon and cook, covered, until almost all of the milk is absorbed—about 5 minutes.

4

Stir in the berries and cook for 30 seconds.

5

Serve with additional milk, agave, cinnamon, and berries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 105mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 86g29%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 17g
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups vanilla or unsweetened soy or almond milk
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
 2 tbsp agave nectar
 pinch of ground cinnamon
 1 cup toppings of choice: fresh or frozen berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, chopped dates, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Optional Add-ins
 additional berries
 additional milk
 agave
 cinnamon

Directions

1

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Add quinoa to the milk and return to a boil.

2

Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover until ¾ of the milk has been absorbed—about 10 minutes.

3

Stir in the agave and cinnamon and cook, covered, until almost all of the milk is absorbed—about 5 minutes.

4

Stir in the berries and cook for 30 seconds.

5

Serve with additional milk, agave, cinnamon, and berries.

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
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