quinoa breakfast bowls

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Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then.

Starting with a simple breakfast that helped me overcome my morning chicken biscuit dependence.

I first stumbled upon quinoa breakfast bowls on Pinterest (of course I did) and thought, “who the heck eats quinoa for breakfast?

Schooled: Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain that packs a lot of protein. It’s also a great source of fiber, iron and magnesium; so it’s a perfect way to jumpstart your day.

To save precious time in the morning, I cook a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week. I divide it up into Ziplock containers, and store them in the fridge so they’re easy to grab before running out the door. I take a minute to toss in whatever fixin’s I want for the day, and hit the road.

Pretend you’re at Coldstone and whip that quinoa bowl into a nutritious breakfast sundae with any (or all) of these healthy mix-ins:

  • organic honey
  • sliced almonds
  • coconut flakes
  • cacao nibs
  • ground flax
  • fresh fruit and berries
  • Greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • a dash of raw sugar

About Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

46 thoughts on “quinoa breakfast bowls

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  2. Never would have thought of this! Sounds delicious :) I’ve only tried to make quinoa a couple of times, and somehow, it comes out still too wet even though I made it by the directions. I’m sure this makes me sound like a total twit in the kitchen! HA

  3. Thank you for this post. I’ve had Quinoa in my pantry and haven’t done anything with it. It never occurred to me to have it for breakfast. I’m just glad I still have 2 baggies of strawberries from summer left in my freezer. Your photo makes it look so yummy.

  4. wow that looks so yummy, I didn’t do very well today…I fell down at the first hurdle and ate chocolate for breakfast…oops


  5. Yes! As a Quinoa addict I fully support this recipe. I eat quinoa for breakfast, lunch dinner. Quinoa and Kale are the loves of my life! I cant wait to try it.

    1. I burned myself out on oatmeal a few years ago. After eating it every morning for almost six months, I can’t even look at it now ;) I think you’ll like this as an alternative!

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