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Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

A healthy quinoa breakfast bowl made with homemade strawberry milk and served with fresh berries and almonds. Nutritious, high protein and delicious too!

For many of us, breakfast is the hardest meal of the day. I mean in reality it's probably one of the easiest meals to physically make, but being creative, different, interesting and flavorful isn't something that usually happens. At least for the majority.

Let me guess. You're just like me and your breakfast looks similar almost every morning.

Maybe it's a smoothie, a bowl of oatmeal, a juice or even some eggs and toast. And if you don't eat the same thing almost every day, I bet you're rotating through a set three or four. And I totally get it; it's hard to push yourself to come up with something new and different when all you're trying to do is get out the door.

Why? Because mornings are stressful and breakfast needs to be fast. You're trying to get your day started as quickly as possible, while still getting something healthy and nutritious to eat, and it yet seems totally unrealistic to get up half an hour early just to make sure you have enough time for a fabulous breakfast. Which is exactly where this quinoa breakfast bowl comes into the picture!

How to make Quinoa for Breakfast

How to Make Quinoa for Breakfast

In my opinion, quinoa is the ultimate breakfast food. It's packed with protein, it's a complex carbohydrate meaning it digests slowly in your system to help keep you feeling fuller for longer, and it also has many hard-to-find nutrients.

And what makes quinoa so perfect for breakfast is that you can jazz it up for whatever you're in the mood for.

There are three main ways to add quinoa to your breakfast:

  • cooked quinoa
  • quinoa flakes
  • quinoa flour

Today we're using cooked quinoa to act as our “cereal” and then topping it with fresh fruit, almonds, and some homemade healthy strawberry milk. If you're using one of the other two, try my 90-Second Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa or my Quinoa Flour Pancakes.

What I love about quinoa is its versatility. There's really no end to the ways you can use it!

How to make Strawberry Milk

How to make Healthy Strawberry Milk

The real secret behind this recipe? The milk.

I've always been a cereal fan. It's what I grew up on and still to this day is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. And while breakfast cereal is totally delicious, I've found a way to take it up a notch without doing anything crazy. Instead of using plain almond milk, I've started making fruit infused milk instead. And I gotta tell you, it's totally rocking my world!

This recipe is for strawberry infused milk, which is just four ingredients and tastes incredible. All you're going to need to make it is:

  • hemp seeds
  • water
  • strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • maple syrup

Add all those ingredients to the blender, blend it up until smooth and in a matter of seconds you've got healthy strawberry milk! It's the perfect addition to our quinoa breakfast bowl.

Easy Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

The Easiest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Ever

I've gotten comments before that this recipe is too simple, but I'm a firm believer that recipes don't have to be complicated to be good. Especially when it comes to breakfast. The easier your breakfast is to make, the less stress you have in your day and the more likely you are to properly nourish your body.

So here's what we're doing with these breakfast bowls…

  1. We're starting with our cooked and cooled quinoa
  2. Then we're topping it with fresh berries
  3. And some sliced almonds for a little crunch and protein
  4. Finishing it off with our strawberry milk

Sure it's easy, but I promise it's fabulous!

Easy Meal Prep Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

An Easy Meal Prep Breakfast Idea

Aside from the fact that these breakfast bowls are packed with good-for-you ingredients, they're also meal-prep friendly. That means you can make a batch of the quinoa and milk on a Sunday and enjoy this type of meal all week long.

Want to change things up? Awesome! Feel free to change up your toppings, stir in some spices (cinnamon or cacao would be awesome), or even make a different flavor of milk.

You'll find that after having a quinoa breakfast bowl in the morning, you're going to be energized, full and ready to tackle your day with confidence! Make sure to come back and share your fun quinoa breakfast creations with the rest of us…I'm dying to know what you're waking up with!

Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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4.2 from 77 votes
This Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is the best easy and healthy recipe to start your day with. It’s so simple to make - ready in just 5 minutes! Vegan, gluten-free, and great for kids in the summertime too.
author: Alyssa
yield: 2 serving
Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


for the strawberry milk


  • Add the 4 milk ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy (will be the consistency of milk). Set aside.
  • Place quinoa in a bowl, pour milk over and sprinkle on toppings.
  • Enjoy immediately with a warm cup of tea or coffee!



Serving: 0.5of each ingredient | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 58.2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg
cuisine: American
course: Breakfast

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53 comments on “Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl”

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    Dr. Alyssa Guglielmo

    First off, the strawberry infused cashew milk is just brilliant! This morning I added chia seeds, walnuts, a some gluten free oats and it was delicious! Thanks for the continually awesome ideas!!!

    1. Simply make a big batch – maybe 2 cups at a time – and keep it in the fridge. Heat it up as needed 🙂 Enjoy!

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    Samantha Carson

    I love eating quinoa as a cold cereal. I do have a questions though – where do you find your goji berries? I could only find them in one small local health food store near me and they were over $10 for a very small container of them. I would love to try them, but I can’t imagine doling out that much money for a couple handfuls of dried fruit!!

    1. It’s true, goji berries are definitely super expensive. If you live in the US and have a store like TJ Maxx, Marhshalls or HomeGoods, you might be surprised to actually find speciality items like that there. If not, you can also try to get them online where they might be cheaper. I do think they’re worth it though 🙂

    2. Pro tip (just kidding, I found this out while living abroad in China!): Check asian grocery stores! Goji berries super cheap there.

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    Tea & Biscuits blog

    What a great looking breakfast! I have eggs most days but I’m getting a little bored with the same old thing, I’m going to pin this to try it out, thanks! 🙂

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    Looks delicious Alyssa! And your secret “milk” makes the combinations endless. Love how versatile this recipe is!

  6. This is the second time in 2 weeks I have seen quinoa for breakfast. I really really really need to give this a try. LOVE this!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I agree, for some reason breakfast is my least favourite meal to cook. But I also think it has something to do with not wanting to take blog pictures so early in the morning! 🙂

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    Janalyn K Salhaney

    Not only does strawberry milk sound like it’ll taste great, but I love making my foods odd, bright colors 🙂 Great idea.

  9. The strawberry milk sounds so good, the milk is always my favorite part of a bowl of cereal when it picks up all the flavors 🙂

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    Susan Pridmore

    This is totally up my alley! I always have some quinoa in the fridge just waiting to be used. I’d love it for lunch too 🙂

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  12. oooh, this sounds incredible! this is the second reference to strawberry milk I have seen today, I guess I better get on it! 🙂

  13. What a great idea to serve quinoa for breakfast! Can’t wait to try this, it looks so healthy and colorful

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    Shannon@Dinner from the Heart

    I guess I should jump on the quinoa band wagon. I’ve never actually made the stuff before. (you can gasp, I understand!) I grew up with hot cereal for breakfast most mornings – this would just be an extension of that hot cereal love for me. Great idea to use the fruit milk. Yum! 🙂

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    Florian @ContentednessCooking

    This looks so delicious, there is no better way to start the day! Thanks for sharing your beautiful and delicious recipes!

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    Julia Jolliff

    I haven’t tried quinoa for breakfast but I think you guys convinced me! This looks so light and delicious. I love the idea.

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  18. I was having plain porridge every morning for lunch because it was quick and easy for me to eat at work and didn’t have a strong smell which is important as I work on reception. I recently discovered I am intolerant to oats & cows milk so I had to change my breakfasts, and this is what I came up with…
    Every Sunday evening I make a large bowl of quinoa, with it I mix in raisins (to make it sweeter), cashews, pecans, pine nuts, chia seeds and flaxseed and dish them into 5 different containers. I have a carton of coconut milk at work which I pour into the bowl and then put in the microwave for a minute and a half. Sometimes I add a sliced banana if it is a gym day.
    It is perfect but I have the same concoction every day! I am looking forward to trying this one out, get some extra flavours in. I also have some small cartons of strawberry coconut milk at home!

  19. Quinoa Halwa


    ½ cup Queens Quinoa 100% Quinoa Flour

    2 tablespoon Ghee

    4 to 5 tablespoon sugar/ jiggery

    1 cup water

    Chopped almonds, Cashews and raisins

    ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder


    Heat Ghee in a PAN

    Add 100 % Quinoa Flour

    Sauté till the flour changes its color to little less than brown.
    Keep the flame on med-low as this tends to burn easily if put on a high
    flame. Keep an eye on it and keep stirring

    Add sugar and still keep stirring till the ghee leaves the sides

    Add cardamom powder

    Garnish with more cashews and raisins and serve hot

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    1. I haven’t calculated that yet, but you can use this tool instead: https://www.caloriecount.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

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    1. I haven’t tried freezing it, so I’m not sure! I would say your best bet is to go with an overnight oat/quinoa recipe 🙂

  24. Made this today with leftover coconut milk quinoa and was delicious. I heated the quinoa and the milk was cold. Thanks!

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  27. This looks awesome! Does the strawberry “milk” keep well overnight? I live in an apartment with roommates and I don’t like using the blender too early in the morning. Thank you and I can’t wait to try this!

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  31. Dear Alyssa,
    I’m about to try your strawberry quinoa breakfast bowl and had bought the ingredients last night. But I questioned the # of calories. You have it as being 493 calories for one serving but I figured out it is 369. I didn’t figure out the carbs. I’m on a diet so it was important that I had an accurate count. How did you come up with 493? Here’s how I broke it down:
    1/8 cup hemp seeds 225
    1/2 cup strawberries 27
    2 strawberries 8
    1/8 cup blueberries 10.5
    1 tb. sliced almonds 43
    1/2 tb maple syrup 26
    1 cup cooked quinoa 222
    Total calories 369

    1. My program pulls them automatically! Here’s what I have: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ho4mlv1f7qsajw3/Screen%20Shot%202020-08-31%20at%2010.04.37%20PM.png?dl=0

  32. Made this last week for breakfast and it was really good! I enjoyed the strawberry hemp milk and it definitely satisfied me. Trying the chai quinoa this week. Thanks for the awesome recipes!