Health, Happiness and Holistic Nutrition

Coconut Breakfast Quinoa


Prep Time

2 Min

Prep Notes

Soak Quinoa over night or for at least 1 hour before.  Quinoa can also be made days ahead for a faster breakfast.

Cooking Time

Approx 15 minutes

Yields

2-3 Servings

Ingredients

1 cup gold quinoa, preferably soaked or rinsed well

1 cup coconut milk (or cut with 1/2 water)

1 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar 

1 cup mixed berries (or your favorite)

1 tsp chia seeds

1 banana sliced

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp sliced almonds

1 tbsp coconut chips or flakes for garnish

*other optional items- 1 tbsp almond butter, 1/4 tsp ginger spice, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, gogi berries, 1 tbsp carob chips, maple syrup

Directions

1.  Combine in a pot over medium heat quinoa, coconut milk (and water if using it)

2.  Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes

3.  Stir in chia seeds, cinnamon (and any other additional spices) and honey.  

4  Allow to cook until liquid is almost fully absorbed and quinoa seeds have sprouted open (approx 4 minutes)

5.  Reduce heat and add fruit, berries, and banana

6.  Finish by garnishing with coconut chips or flakes and sliced almonds (or carob chips and gogi berries)

Credit

The Balanced Palate