Sunday, March 22, 2015

protein packed quinoa breakfast bowl

Do you ever have extra quinoa that you cooked the night before but didn't use for dinner? Well, you should! I make extra every time I make quinoa; for quick quinoa salads, quinoa nori wraps, and of course... breakfast!

This meal is so easy; no soaking, no cooking, just mix it up and be powered by protein! Quinoa is one of the few plant-based complete proteins, and when coupled with chia seeds (3g of protein per Tbsp) and topped with nuts, you're off to a pretty good start to your day.

quinoa breakfast bowl

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa


  • chopped pecans
  • sliced banana
  • blueberries
  • or whatever you want!

Combine coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk until chia seeds have set, just a minute or two. Add quinoa and mix to combine. Divide mixture into two bowls and top with fruit and nuts. Enjoy :)

* Makes two small servings. Up the quinoa for a bigger bowl of goodness! 
* Like things a little sweeter? A little more maple might be a good choice for you!

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