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Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa for breakfast? Don’t let the idea scare you away. This Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl, which is excerpted from The Total Health Turnaround Program, is just as good as—if not better than—your typical breakfast oatmeal.

Quinoa is a health food powerhouse. First, it contains eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. [1] Second, it actually has twice the amount of protein as oatmeal! Third, it’s rich in many nutrients as well as fiber, which is known to promote digestive health. How incredible is that?

Finally, since it’s gluten-free, quinoa is a great grain option for those who have a gluten intolerance.

Refreshing, warm, and sweet, this Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl will help you start your day off right and give you a whole new love for quinoa. So, keep reading to get the recipe that’s guaranteed to become one of your favorite go-to breakfasts.


Blueberry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl

Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2



1 cup quinoa

1 cup nut milk of choice

2 tablespoons nut butter of choice

1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons non-alcoholic vanilla



Blueberries, to taste

Sliced strawberries, to taste

Sliced bananas, to taste

Desiccated coconut, to taste



1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside.

2. In a high-powered blender, put the remaining ingredients and blend until well-combined, adding more nut milk as needed.

3. Equally distribute the quinoa to small bowls and pour the milk mixture over top.

4. Top with the blueberries, sliced fruit, and desiccated coconut. Serve immediately.

Blueberry vanilla quinoa bowl - Dr. Pingel

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