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Breakfast Berry Quinoa Bowls

While we usually think of quinoa at other meals as a savory side dish – I think this complex carbohydrate is just the thing we require to give us that nice steady energy to start our day!

We’re infusing our quinoa with bright and sweet flavors during the cooking that creates a perfect breakfast or snack idea.

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contains all nine essential amino acids.

It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

Yeah…ditch the breakfast cereal and try our quinoa breakfast cups one morning you’re feeling like stepping outside the norm. I think you’ll be happily surprised!

Rachel’s notes:

➡️ You may use *any* seasonal fruit or berry in place of this berry combination, so have some fun with that!

➡️I use unsweetened, grass fed Greek yogurt (whatever is on sale) but coconut yogurt, or a non dairy yogurt will work as well.

➡️Try cottage cheese in place of the yogurt for another protein-packed breakfast or snack idea!

🍯Sweetness Factor is a very personal taste preference, so you may want to use more or less raw honey or pure maple syrup, depending on YOUR family’s specific taste preferences.

🥛Use ANY unsweetened/plain milk of your choice. My personal favorite for this recipe is unsweetened coconut milk or cashew milk. Any unsweetened nut milk, coconut milk, high-quality grass-fed cow’s milk, or heavy cream all work really well here. Use what you personally like and have on hand.

What about Quinoa?

✅ If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, now is the time! And if you HAVE tried it and didn’t love it, try it again …
… and this time be sure to rinse the quinoa granules first using a fine mesh strainer – since that can help with the bitter/earthy flavor some varieties can have!

🔥 Quinoa has earned superfood status because of its impressive nutritional profile.

It’s a good source of several important minerals, and it appears to help lower blood sugar levels AND aid in weight loss because it’s packed with protein and fiber.

🌾 Even though it’s considered a grain, it’s not really a grain (it’s a seed) – and that means it can be enjoyed by people who are sensitive to gluten.

👨🏾‍🍳 Serve it like this for breakfast, as a side dish, or in salads!


Looking to include Quinoa at Breakfast Time more often?

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4 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 2/3 cups milk of choice (I use coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbsps raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings for the bowls:

  • plain Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • fresh berries of choice
  • nut butter or seed butter of choice


Place your rinsed quinoa in a small saucepan then add the milk, honey, lemon zest, and vanilla.

Bring to a boil while stirring to combine ingredients, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 12-15 minutes.

Once the cooking time is up, remove from heat and allow your quinoa to absorb all the liquid, for about 5 minutes covered in the pan.

Divide your cooked quinoa equally among your serving bowls and top as desired with yogurt, strawberries, and a drizzle of nut butter.

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