New Breakfast: Sweet Quinoa

by Nicole on September 29, 2011

Morning! It’s so dreary out, I know I’m going to have to most likely hop on the treadmill. Oh well, such is life. Onto more important things…like food.

I’ve posted about eating quinoa for breakfast in my WIAW posts for the past 2 weeks, but then I realized I never gave a real recipe for it.

I know, most people don’t think of quinoa for breakfast, and I felt the same way. Then last year I swear every blogger started going through a quinoa for breakfast kick and I just couldn’t not try it. I started off with quinoa granola and left it at that for, um, about a year. Last week I wanted something different from oats that I ate for everyday for 6 weeks, so I decided to experiment. Verdict? Yes, love. Quinoa IS for breakfast.

Another bonus, make 1 pot in 15 minutes, get 4 breakfast servings out of it.

A third bonus: quinoa is amazing. It is a complete protein source, supports tissue growth & repair and is a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. AKA, quinoa helps with migraines, cardiovascular health and heart health…among other things. Read more here.

This gets four servings…well last week it got me 4 servings, this week only 3. Oops. I realllllly love myself a big breakfast.

quinoa with almond butter, goji berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, maca, strawberries, raspberries & freeze dried blueberries, and, of course, coffee

I eat this warm the first day and top it with loads of toppings like (more) almond butter, goji berries, cacao nibs and fruit. The 2nd, 3rd and (maybe if I get a) 4th I eat it cold out of the fridge. You could totally reheat it though.

Go ahead and switch up your breakfast with this. I know you want to!

Have an awesome day!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies September 29, 2011 at 9:00 am

Okay, this is not something I’ve tried yet either, but I’ll add it to my list for next week. It does look good and I like the way you’ve sweetened it – maybe a bit of pumpkin to amp up the Fall flavors. MMMmmm…I’m addicted to pumpkin! :)
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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

Have you ever tried quinoa flakes?
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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic September 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

Ooh yes I want to! I haven’t yet had sweet quinoa but I will soon!
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Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I love sweet quinoa! It’s a nice way to mix up my usual breakfast bowls.
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Stephanie September 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Can’t wait to try this :) I have been looking for a hot cereal option since the weather is starting to turn cool.


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