November 1, 2013

healthy breakfast recipe : nut berry quinoa bowl

breakfast is one of my favorite meals, and i never, ever, go without it.

for me, breakfast is always nutritious and healthy. it jump-starts my metabolism. it’s the fuel that gets me going so i can face the day ahead. i cannot emphasize how vitally important breakfast is to get you started on your day. you've just had maybe 6 to 10 hours of not eating – your body needs sustenance and is ready to be refueled.
some mornings i like to have quinoa porridge for breakfast. i mix between quinoa and chia, quinoa and steel -cut oats, this cereal, this cereal or this cereal

quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is a grain-like seed. quinoa is complete protein food, which means it includes all of the eight essential amino acids that are needed for growth and repair. it is a complex carbohydrate, high in vitamins and minerals, and gluten free. sometimes i use quinoa flakes and other times i use the traditional quinoa seed. it is so very easy and quick to do, plus it is jam-packed with nutrition.

nut berry quinoa bowl

1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup almond milk (more or less)
1 TBSP maple syrup
toppings: almonds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, berries, banana, goji berries, bee pollen (one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, which contains a myriad of health benefits).

1. add quinoa and 1/2 cup water to saucepan. cook on low to medium heat, stir every so often, until it has reached a creamy texture (about 15 minutes).
2. add a dash of maple syrup to sweeten.
3. remove quinoa from pan and add to bowl and let cool for a few minutes.
4. add almond milk and stir.
5. add toppings 

feel free to get creative and add anything you desire!

how do you like to eat quinoa?
what do you like to eat for breakfast? 


  1. Yup!
    I'm a huge fan of quinoa for breakfast. My favorite is nuking it with an egg and banana (or pumpkin) to make a cake.

  2. Sounds delicious. How do you like hemp seeds? I've been meaning to get some, but still kind of hesitant (don't ask me why, Ha Ha!).

    I love quinoa salads - and even adding some quinoa to omelets.

    1. thanks hun! hemp seeds are a staple in my pantry. i love to sprinkle them on salads, in oats, smoothies, bars, balls, bites, or even with nut butter and banana rolled up in a romaine leaf or other leafy green. i also like to coat a batch of almonds in maple syrup, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds to make homemade almond butter (check my out recipes section).

      btw - you're wayyyy too cute Jessie! some people are hesitant when it comes to hemp, so just know that you're not alone ok xx