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Kevin Curry

Hi-Energy Vegan Breakfast Quinoa

If you’re looking for a new dish to eat in the morning, this breakfast recipe is just for you! Grab your leftover quinoa, which has loads of healthy sugars, complex carbs, healthy fats, and high protein content. It is an excellent substitute for rice and oatmeal if you want a starchier and fluffier grain. Plus, it’s also easy on your wallet. Its high protein content and nutty flavor is a perfect way to start the day.

Start by thoroughly rinsing your quinoa because it has a natural coating called saponin, making it bitter. Cook your quinoa according to the instructions and fluff it. It is usually cooked with broth or stock but for this recipe, we’ll only use water.

Next, put some ground cinnamon in your quinoa. The ground cinnamon adds a bit of sweetness and a flavorful taste to the dish, which makes it oh-so-yummy!’
Add dried cranberries, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, and chopped walnuts to your cooked quinoa according to your preference. The natural sugars of the dried cranberries and dried cherries give the quinoa that fruity and sweet taste. On the other hand, the chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds give the dish a bit of crunch and create a nutty and robust flavor.

Lastly, add in any milk of your choice. You may use low-fat milk, almond milk, or anything that is available. You can also add some maple syrup to sweeten up your delicious quinoa breakfast bowl. Mix everything and enjoy your Hi-Energy Breakfast Quinoa!

This quinoa breakfast bowl is a pleasant meal before starting your day, especially if you’re going to work out. This meal is perfect for those who plan on building more muscles. If you like this recipe, please let us know so we can make other healthy and protein-packed breakfast recipes for you.


Ingredients for up to 5 servings:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup naturally dried cranberries (your choice)
  • 1/3 cup naturally dried cherries (your choice)
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (your choice)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (your choice)
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • chilled almond or coconut milk


Step 1

Cook quinoa according to the instructions and fluff with a fork.

Step 2

Toss in all of the ingredients into a bowl.  Mix together.

Step 3

Each morning scoop out 3/4 cup and heat in the microwave or convection oven for no more than 1 minute.

Step 4

Pour in about 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk and enjoy.

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!