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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Berries

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Berries

 

This creamy and delicious dairy-free quinoa breakfast bowl with berries is loaded with berries, bananas, chia and hemp seeds. This is the perfect way to start of a healthy day!

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

If you are like me, you have started the New Year with plenty of health goals! One of my many goals is to lose some weight this year.

Well, one of the tips that I have included in my weight loss journey is to eat a healthier breakfast that includes healthy proteins. 

My Caramelized Banana Oatmeal with Pomegranates and Blueberries for breakfast is also a great breakfast cereal.

This time I decided to add some variety to my breakfast by substituting oatmeal with quinoa in some of my breakfast recipes.

This easy quinoa bowl recipe will be ready in 15-20 minutes and I get to add delicious fresh berries on top.

Health Benefits Of Almond Milk

 Almond milk is nutritious, low in calories, it enriched store-bought almond milk contains protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, riboflavin, B12, Zinc, magnesium, it is cholesterol free, without any saturated fats and only contains 90 calories per serving.

Our bodies are constantly working to maintain health, our skin, hair, and nails are constantly being replenished daily. Our bones and tissues are constantly replacing old tissues with new. The body requires protein to properly function in repairing and maintaining a healthy vibrant body.

After a long night's sleep (fast), the body requires a re-supply of the nutrition it burnt through while sleeping,  in the form of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and minerals. Eating a healthy breakfast containing protein is a great way to supply the body with the necessary nutrients it requires to properly function.

Studies have shown that eating protein for breakfast leads to a sustained feeling of fullness compared to other meals.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

How To Make Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With Berries

For this quinoa bowl, sort, cook the quinoa in water, almond milk, coconut milk, and salt until the quinoa is tender. Sweeten with maple syrup and add vanilla and almond extract to boost flavor.

For topping, I added lots of berries, banana slices, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. This is a healthy quinoa bowl and if you have never tried one, you definitely should do. 

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

 

Breakfast Bowl Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

For: 4 servings
Preparation:
5 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
25 min

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and sort through to remove debris, rinse quinoa thoroughly.

  2. Add quinoa, water, almond milk, and coconut milk and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and stir, making sure the liquid doesn't boil over the sides of the pot. Reduce heat to simmer, stir.

  3. Cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring periodically until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, stir in maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract and adjust to taste.

  4. To serve, divide quinoa into 4 bowls and top with almond butter, fruits and seeds.

Notes

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

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11 Comments
  1. Zory
    January 13, 2019

    Hi Michelle, l sent you an email on your “contact me”page. I am not receiving your new recipes in my inbox and l already checked my spam. I tried several different emails and still don’t receive them. Can you check from your side what the problem may be? I use your recipes often and l miss getting the new recipes.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 13, 2019

      Thank you Zory, I’ll definitely let my web developer know.

  2. Taylor - Lights Camera Catwalk
    February 6, 2017

    Wow, your photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! Loved being a part of this Silk campaign, it’s full of so many inspirational recipes.

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com/

  3. Zrinka Jelic
    February 4, 2017

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    Gonna try this, but as a side note, I tried almond creamer in my coffee and it’s very sweet, there’s a Silk Soy Coffee creamer that’s more to my taste.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 4, 2017

      Zrinka, hope you enjoy!

  4. Gloria
    February 1, 2017

    This seems healthy does not seem like a high protein breakfast to me. How much is in the almond milk? The ones I look at only have about one gram of protein.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 1, 2017

      Gloria, I’m taking into account the quinoa, hemp seeds, almond butter, chia seeds as well.

  5. David @ Spiced
    January 31, 2017

    I love using quinoa as a dinner side dish, but now I need to try it for breakfast! This sounds like an amazing way to start the day…and all of those fresh berries are just calling my name! Thanks for sharing! #client

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 1, 2017

      Awesome David, hope you get to try it. You will love it!

  6. Jolene Plumpton
    January 31, 2017

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    Your recipes are awesome! Breakfast is no longer boring in my home, thank you. I buy Silk milk all the time.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 1, 2017

      Awesome Jolene, so glad you are enjoying breakfast!