Quinoa with fruit

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Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: BreakfastCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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A colorful breakfast bowl full of quinoa with fruit, hearty, rich and nutritious. It will fill you up so you can start your day full of energy.

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  • 1/4 cup 1/4 quinoa

  • 1 tbsp 1 ground flax seeds

  • 0.3 oz 0.3 walnut kernels

  • 1 whole 1 banana

  • 1/8 cup 1/8 fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 1/8 cup 1/8 raisins

  • to taste to taste plant based milk (rise, oat, almond…)


  • Cook the quinoa the night before and drain it.
  • Cut the banana into rings.
  • Crush the nuts into small pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a deep dish or bowl and pour over desired amount of vegetable milk.

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FAQ about vegan quinoa with fruit

Is quinoa raw vegan?

Yes, quinoa is raw vegan and can be eaten on a raw food diet. Raw quinoa is a wonderful addition to a vegan diet and is packed with several nutrients, including protein and fiber. If you want to eat it raw, sprouting it first might be a good idea. Without sprouting it might be harder to digest.

Why is quinoa so good for you?

Quinoa has a complete protein profile with all essential amino acids, making it a very healthy vegan food. Being a great source of fiber, quinoa is very helpful in treating constipation and thus reducing the risks of intestinal cancers. The fiber in quinoa is also good for maintaining a healthy cholesterol level in the body and blood sugar levels, which helps lower the risk of various heart diseases and diabetes.

Is quinoa a good breakfast food?

Quinoa is a good breakfast option and can be a great starter dish in your day. Being a good source of various nutrients, including zinc, magnesium, iron, and folate. It is also rich in protein and fiber that help keep you full for a longer time, aiding weight loss. 

What to add to quinoa for breakfast?

Quinoa for breakfast is a great choice and can be prepared easily in many ways. Try to bring 2 cups of almond milk to a boil and add one cup of rinsed quinoa. Add any sweetener and flavoring of your choice and let simmer. Once the quinoa is completely cooked adding some fresh fruits can be a great option.

Which is better for breakfast, quinoa or oatmeal?

Although both quinoa and oatmeal have become popular breakfast choices, quinoa provides more health benefits than oatmeal, which also has comparatively lower calories. While oatmeal helps balance the blood sugar levels in the body and provides relief from constipation, quinoa, on the other hand, is high in protein and fiber and is also packed with antioxidants which help make it good for the immune system.

How to consume quinoa?

Quinoa is best consumed when cooked. It can also be eaten raw, preferably sprouted. Eating quinoa raw without sprouting should be voided as it might lead to digestive issues. It makes a delicious side dish for almost every meal and can also be in breakfast porridges and salads. Apart from this, quinoa can be a good substitute for pasta and rice.

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Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!