August 12, 2014

Quick Quinoa Breakfast

I know, I know.  We don’t all have time to prepare the gourmet breakfast that we would love to enjoy, but there are ways to make the best out of those precious breakfast making minutes and get the nutrients needed to start your day right. Try this quick quinoa recipe:

Quick-Quinoa Breakfast


  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa (make a batch of quinoa ahead of time.  Use one cup of quinoa for two cups of water)
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla alternative milk – rice or almond work great here
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • Spoonful of almond or peanut butter

Optional Ingredients:

  • Fruit – banana slices or berries (frozen even work too)
  • Dried fruit – figs, goji berries, raisins, dates
  • Nuts and seeds – walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Ground flax meal
  • Chia seeds 


1. Combine quinoa, milk, maple syrup or honey and dried fruit in a small saucepan and place over a medium low heat.  Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and allow it to cook for about five minutes or so or until the porridge has thickened a bit and is heated through.

2. Stir in walnuts and bananas and top with cinnamon and nutmeg, whatever you like… Enjoy!

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