Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls, a healthy bowl that’s easy to make and a great way to get your daily intake of fruit.

A bowl with quinoa, sliced bananas, fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries topped with hemp seeds and a pitcher pouring creamy honey drizzle on top

Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

You can make the quinoa ahead and keep it refrigerated (or frozen) for when you’re ready to eat for a quick breakfast on the go!

I’m on a breakfast bowl kick lately, usually I start my mornings with something savory but yesterday I was in the mood for something sweeter, so I made these instead. I cooked the quinoa in almond milk and cinnamon, then added some more warmed almond milk to my bowls when I was ready to eat. I topped mine with a touch of honey and hemp seeds but you can use pepitas, sunflower seeds or even nuts instead.
A bowl with quinoa, sliced bananas, fresh blueberries, fresh raspberries sprinkled with hemp seeds
 

A healthy breakfast bowl packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fiber. These are easy to make and a great way to get your daily intake of fruit. You can make the quinoa ahead and keep it refrigerated (or frozen) for when you're ready to eat for a quick breakfast on the go!
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Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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240 Cals 6 Protein 47 Carbs 4.5 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
A healthy breakfast bowl packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fiber. These are easy to make and a great way to get your daily intake of fruit. You can make the quinoa ahead and keep it refrigerated (or frozen) for when you're ready to eat for a quick breakfast on the go!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup  uncooked pre-washed quinoa, or rinse well under water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds, pepitas or nuts
  • 1/4 cup warmed almond milk

Instructions

  • Fill a small pot of almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, add quinoa, cover and cook on low until liquid evaporates, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Divide the hot quinoa in 2 bowls, top each with sliced fruit and hemp seeds, drizzle with honey and add warm milk if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 95mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 23g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 6
Keywords: Gluten Free, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

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39 comments

  1. I’m addicted to this! I make a batch and put some in my oatmeal each morning. Delicious!

  2. This is a delicious quick & easy breakfast. I struggle with having time to make a healthy breakfast before work, so I doubled this recipe and put everything together the night before so all I had to do in the morning was add a splash of almond milk and pop a bowl in the microwave. Definitely recommend!

  3. I made quinoa in a bag the night before and didn’t realize you cook it with milk. How do I covert this? Should I just cook the milk part then when finished then add quinoa? 

  4. Love this

  5. I made this today for me and my granddaughter. So delicious!!! I used unsweetened pomegranate juice instead of milk. Granddaugter loved the color, and she had fun helping cut up different fruits to try.

  6. I’ve never been very good at cooking quinoa. I’m never quite sure when it’s done. I tried this today with a mix of quinoa and other grains. It tasted fine. The liquid was all absorbed. So I’m assuming that it was cooked entirely. In the picture I assumed the quinoa covered the entire bottom of the bowl. So when I got done cooking my quinoa, it didn’t look like very much. maybe in the picture it’s just in that spot not in the whole bottom of the bowl. Any suggestions on cooking quinoa would be greatly appreciated.

  7. I am not a fan of quinoa and neither is my husband. How would steel cut oats do instead of quinoa? I haven’t made this yet, but would like your opinion.

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  9. Can this be made with Coconut mild instead of almond milk? Hoping to put this on the menu next week! Thank you for all you share with the public. We love your recipes!

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  11. What would the points be like if I used chia seeds instead? Also can you do mela prep with this recipe and freeze the other bowls? Will they be ok in the fridge overnight??
    Sorry for all the questions. New to weight watchers. 🙂

  12. Gina, on your instagram u did a quinoa bowl w/ egg and avocado.  I don’t see the recipe here and prob for good reason…you can see the ingredients.  I’m just wondering tho’ if there’s any sort of sauce on it?  Would it no be dry/flat without?

    • I didn’t set the party, but maybe the egg was soft fried. So the yolk and avocado mix to become the sauce.

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  14. Made this dish for the first time this morning! My quinoa got a little… I hesitate to say burnt… maybe too dry though. I’ll have to watch it better and maybe cook it for less time. The addition of the fruit, and the hint of cinnamon plus the extra splash of milk at the end, made this really tasty!

    If I were to make a bigger batch make-ahead style for the week, is there a certain ratio I need to stick to? Since 1/4 cup quinoa + 1/2 cup almond milk makes 2 servings…. would I adjust to say… 3/4 cup quinoa + 1.5 cup milk?

  15. Can this be done in rice cooker?? I suck at cooking quinoa it’s always perfect and fluffy in rice cooker

  16. I can't have blueberries, is their a fruit that you recommend I substitute for them?

  17. Do you think you could make this in a small crockpot overnight?

  18. I made this for breakfast and it was delicious!
    I used skim milk instead because I'm not a huge fan of almond and it was good.
    I added honey and it was way too sweet though, I'll leave that out next time.

  19. How would it theoretically taste if its cooked the night before? I like to prepare ahead of time for my breakfast since I get up and go to work.

  20. Do you think this would work with skim milk instead? Not a fan of almond milk…

  21. I never think of adding quinoa and I can make a different breakfast tomorrow! It sounds so nutritive and I loves your recipe!

  22. Great gluten free breakfast!

  23. Didn't realise that quinoa could be used for breakfast! Will certainly be getting on board with this!

  24. If I dont use hemp seeds does it affect the points?

  25. Gina, what kind of almond milk did you use? Sweetened or unsweetened? Which one does the nutritional content reflect? Thanks in advance!

  26. I love quinoa, but I’ve always been hesitant to try it of the sweet variety. For me, it’s always been a savory dish, but this sounds just like morning oatmeal. I could get behind this!

  27. Yummy! This sounds so fresh and fun for breakfast!

    Katie

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  28. This looks delicious Gina! Last week you posted on snapchat about a turkey recipe from Giada's new cookbook? I never saw the post. I'm dying to see it!!

    • Ok, I'll share! I actually made 2 recipes from her book and planned to share the second, but since I snapped it, I will share tomorrow if that works!

    • Yes, please! I was waiting for the post so I could make it for Thanksgiving!! 🙂 Thank You!! My family loves your recipes.

    • I made this for breakfast this week! I don’t love quinoa but with the cinnamon it comes out really good! I may have added some extra. I swapped the hemp seeds for the walnuts.