Quinoa with Fruit & Coconut Milk

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  • Ready in: 5 - 20 minutes
  • Serves: 1
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Breakfast
Quinoa for Breakfast - photo & recipe credit Deb


  • 3/4 - 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1 freshly sliced fruit
  • A splash of coconut milk - or other milk as preferred
  • Drizzle of maple syrup or cinnamon - optional


  1. If you don't have a ready stash of cooked quinoa on hand, get started! You can use it in so many things.

    Cook the Quinoa according to your packaged directions. If your quinoa doesn't state it's pre-rinsed, first toss it in a mesh strainer and rinse it throughly to remove the natural bitter outer coating.

    If buying your quinoa in bulk, you'll follow the 2:1 ratio. Generally add 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa and simmer on low for 20 minutes until it's light and fluffy. 1 cup of dry quinoa yields 3 cups cooked, and you can even prepare it in a rice cooker.  

    Quinoa comes in many varieties, but the white, golden, red and black varieties are most commonlly found. We like to mix them together, but you can do it however you like. 

    MAKING YOUR CEREAL: Once you have your cooked quinoa, place between 3/4 cup and 1 cup in a bowl. Add any sliced fruit such as peaches, nectarines, bananas, plums, apples, or persimmons and add a splash of coconut milk or other milk that you prefer. Drizzle a little maple syrup or some cinnamon and enjoy a high protien, fiber and nutrient rich superfood breakfast. 


    1 cup of Quinoa - 222 calories

    8 g protein

    3 g fat

    5 g fiber

    39 carbs, but good ones!