Are you in search of the ‘perfect breakfast’?  Well look no further… this breakfast solution includes the must-haves for an all-star breakfast: a combination of lean protein, whole grains and fruit.  Plus, it tastes creamy and a bit like dessert (something to look forward to in the morning).

For those of you who say “But I’m not hungry in the morning” and are trying to ease into the whole breakfast concept, I highly recommend Breakfast Quinoa.  It is so light and easy to digest and won’t leave you feeling overstuffed early in the morning.

Serving Suggestions

I recommend preparing this the night before as it will likely take about 20 minutes total.  It can be enjoyed hot or cold depending on your preference.  If cold, I recommend pouring the extra cup of almond milk on top just before eating.  In this way, it will taste somewhat like a soft breakfast cereal.  The other fantastic way to enjoy this dish is served hot with cold ‘milk’ as a topper.  The quinoa will slowly absorb the ‘milk’ so keep adding as needed/desired.


Health Benefits

  • Breakfast is so important for kick starting your metabolism in the A.M. – it gives your body the fuel and energy it needs to move, think and be happy.
  • Quinoa is a great way to ‘get your breakfast on’ – it is an ancient grain that is actually a complete protein and a whole grain all in one.  In this way, I consider it to be a magical food!  The almond milk and almond butter provide you with fiber, the antioxidant vitamin E and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that won’t raise your cholesterol.
Breakfast Quinoa
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or ‘milk’ of your choice)
  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw, unsalted almond butter (optional)
  • Stevia to taste (optional)
  • ½ cup raspberries or blueberries (or berry of your choice)
  1. Bring 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to a boil on your stovetop
  2. Add quinoa, almond butter, cinnamon and stevia and stir until milk is fully absorbed (takes about 15 minutes)
  3. Garnish with your fruit and add 1 cup cold almond milk (or store immediately and add berries and milk later)