09 October 2013

nutty vegan breakfast quinoa

Quinoa is a staple in my diet, and those who know my eating habits can attest to that! Ever since I started doing the Wild Rose Detox once a year, there have been moments when I've found myself having quinoa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (no shame). This superfood is high in protein and fibre, it's full of antioxidants, and it's gluten-free!

I love waking up and looking forward to breakfast (with coffee, of course). On days when I have a little extra time in the morning, I whip up my favourite breakfast quinoa. It's so delicious with a sweet nutty flavour, and it's guaranteed to keep you full and energized until lunch. Each ingredient I've used is organic or raw, which I've tried to incorporate more and more into my diet.

1/2 - 1 c. Cooked quinoa 
1 tbsp. Organic chia seeds, hemp seeds, and buckwheat
1 tsp. Golden roasted flaxseed
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Almond butter
1/2 - 1 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Optional. Drizzle of agave nectar
On top. Your favourite fruit and a sprinkle of raw nuts

For less fuss, I cooked my quinoa the night before. Mix all ingredients together, then add steamed almond milk and stir. Let sit for a few minutes so the chia, hemp & buckwheat absorb some of the liquid and soften. I always top mine with a handful of berries, slices of banana, and almonds. Enjoy!


  1. This looks delicious! I hadn't thought to eat it for breakfast, I generally try to work it into my dinner routine.

  2. I had thought about quinoa for breakfast with apples and cinnamon but thought I was being weird! Hooked right now on 11 grain cereal but will definitely work on some quinoa recipes for my Vit Vit Vegan food service. Thanks for the inspiration!! Helen


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