Flourless Banana-Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Healthiest breakfast bars ever >> Flourless Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars [gluten-free + vegan]

If you’ve ever woken up in the morning, realized it’s an hour past the time you were supposed to be up and you dash out the door with wrinkled clothes, unwashed hair, and barely any makeup on, then these quinoa breakfast bars are for you. (oh no, I’m definitely not speaking from experience or anything) They make the ultimate on-the go meal. They’re packed with pretty much everything you need to … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola

Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, nuts and seeds, and sweetened with maple syrup {gluten-free} || simplyquinoa.com

You guys...this granola. I’ve made it a hundred million times and can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share it with you. It started as one of those recipes where I just threw everything into the bowl, never really measuring, and it turned out to be my favorite granola I'd ever made. And of course I didn't measure, so the next hundred batches revolved around me adding different nuts and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles - a healthy breakfast perfect for a special occasion! [gluten-free]

One of my favorite things about summer is fresh berries. Seriously. There’s almost nothing that makes me happier than seeing those first quarts of strawberries at the farmer’s market. It means that summer has officially begun and my world is about to be filled with berry-flavored everything. While we might still be a few weeks away from berry season, I couldn’t hold off in sharing this … [Read more...]

Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothies - a super healthy way to start your day with the flavor of a beloved cocktail, just without the alcohol and sugar

Happy Cindo de Mayo!  Wouldn’t it be great if this fabulous holiday was on a Saturday instead of a Tuesday? I mean honestly, if you’re anything like me, then a typical Tuesday night involves a cup of tea, Netflix and snuggles with your pup on the couch. Not necessarily the life of the party… But that’s okay, because instead of heading out on the town and drinking margaritas all night, only … [Read more...]

Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats + Quinoa with Mango

Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats + Quinoa with Mango - a healthy, delicious and tropical flavored breakfast treat!

Back when Matt and I were in college, and still just friends, we hatched this plan to take a trip to Costa Rica and volunteer to work with sea turtles. At first, it was pretty half-baked, something we thought would be fun for two friends to do, but never really imagined we would go. Fast forward six months later, we’d fallen for each other and were on a plane headed for Costa Rica for 5 … [Read more...]

Healthy Quinoa Muffins: 3 Ways

Healthy Quinoa Muffins made without fat, gluten or dairy - shown in 3 different flavors!

This morning we’re having muffins. But not just any muffins. These are super duper healthy, no oil, no dairy, no gluten, quinoa muffins. And I’m showing you how to make them in three different flavors! It took me a few tries to really nail this recipe down. Granted, I was being just a weensy bit picky, but I wanted them to be perfect. They had to taste great as is (with no added ingredients), … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Banana Donuts

Almond Flour Banana Donuts made with a Dairy-Free Chocolate Glaze

I woke up this morning with a major hankering for a donut. Mind you, this rarely happens. Donuts aren't really my thing (I much prefer pancakes for breakfast), but they're pretty much Matt's favorite, so when this craving hits I better get to baking. His absolute favorite is a glazed chocolate, but those don't tend to be the healthiest option. So instead, we have my version: baked banana donuts … [Read more...]

Herbed Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

Herbed Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

Sometimes I just gotta have eggs for breakfast. They're comforting, they're quick and they're savory (at least most of the time). Although I tend to go down the sweet road most mornings, making myself a green smoothie or big bowl of oatmeal, on the rare occasion that savory food is calling my name, these quinoa breakfast wraps are my go-to. Not only are they super easy to make and only take … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies - these flourless cookies are packed with fiber, naturally sweetened and are gluten-free!

I've been testing something pretty awesome for you the last few days: quinoa breakfast cookies. I'm sure you've seen oatmeal breakfast cookies before, and perhaps even made them yourself, but I wanted to give them an even healthier spin by adding quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes are one of my favorite ways to use quinoa, especially in breakfast foods. Not only do they make great hot cereal, but … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam

Well...it looks like we’re going to have to indulge into two quinoa breakfast recipes in a row. Dang. Life is rough. When it comes to breakfast I’m all about easy. While it’s most certainly my favorite meal of the day - uhh hello pancakes, waffles, pudding and more - it’s also the one that I seem to have the least amount of time for. If your morning routine looks anything like mine, then you … [Read more...]