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This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Is The New Healthy Oatmeal

This quinoa breakfast bowl is the new healthy breakfast that everyone’s talking about – and we think you’ll love it.

Had enough of the usual protein oatmeal for breakfast? We hear you. Well, it turns out the nutritional powerhouse, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), isn’t just for salads anymore. In fact, when cooked like oatmeal, quinoa makes a super-creamy breakfast that we think might just trump your morning protein oats. Check out our favorite quinoa breakfast bowl recipe below.

The consumption of quinoa has soared in popularity lately, but just what exactly is so darn good about it? Well, quinoa is a naturally gluten-free psuedocereal that’s actually been consumed for thousands of years in parts of South America. It’s a fantastic source of the essential minerals, phosphorus (vital for human energy metabolism) and manganese (important for development, metabolism and antioxidant pathways), and a pretty decent source of folate, iron, zinc, magnesium and fiber.

Like oats, the taste of quinoa is pretty non-descript, so we suggest mixing in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to liven up your bowl. We tried Chocolate Fudge Brownie Diet Blend – which contains just 96kcals per serving and is fortified with inulin.

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Quinoa breakfast bowl

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Serves: 1




1. First, thoroughly rinse the uncooked quinoa in a sieve or strainer. Once rinsed, place a small saucepan on a medium to high heat, and toast the quinoa for 1-2 minutes, moving around occasionally to prevent from burning.

2. Once the quinoa has turned golden brown, pour in your milk of choice and the tinned coconut milk. Bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and soft. Simmer the quinoa for longer if necessary until it reaches your desired consistency, or add a touch more milk if you prefer the mixture to be a little thinner.

3. Once cooked, quickly stir through the cacao powder and Diet Blend or your preferred protein powder, then pour into a bowl. Top with dark chocolate squares, blueberries and drizzle of maple syrup, or your favorite toppings.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 385kcal 108 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat12g18%
Total Carbohydrates42g14%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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