Protein Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Once again, we have put superfood quinoa in the spotlight with this protein-rich breakfast. Start the day perfectly right with a healthy bowl of quinoa cooked with low-fat milk, and then mixed with blueberries for a huge share of antioxidants. Add more berries if you can, such as heart healthy goji berries and red currants. They add color and visual interest to your bowl, and supply all of the nutrients that your body needs in a single day! With an incredible protein-rich breakfast to wake you up, you’ll stay energized throughout the day.

Quinoa is a seed that has a grain-like texture, making it the perfect breakfast grain, as it is loaded with fiber-rich complex carbohydrates and protein. Blueberries, goji berries, and red currants contain antioxidants that help stabilize your blood sugar, keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check, and contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals.

And since breakfast is often a meal that people rush through, on their way out the door in the morning, we’ve offered a simple way of preparing a healthy breakfast that won’t have you toiling in your kitchen on a busy morning. Simply simmer your quinoa for 15 minutes, and add your other ingredients to this one-pot dish. Make extra and heat it up the next morning for another great start to your day!

Protein Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Protein Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Yields: 4 servings | Serving size: 1 cup plus toppings | Calories: 243 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 70 mg | Carbohydrates: 44 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 11 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7 |


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, pre-rinsed
  • 2 cups fat-free milk, optional almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Red currants or Goji berries (optional, for garnish)


  1. Over medium heat, in a medium pot, bring quinoa and milk to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook the quinoa until milk is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Add the honey, blueberries, and lemon zest, stir to combine. Serve in individual bowls. If desired, garnish with fruit sweetened preserves.

Enjoy our other quinoa recipes:

Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Sweet Morning Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

Quinoa Chocolate Drops

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

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12 Comments on "Protein Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl"

  1. Kandice  January 24, 2016

    Love it

  2. Jennifer  January 25, 2016

    Where is the recipe?

  3. Deb  April 25, 2016

    Delicious! I substituted unsweetened coconut milk – would that be an equivalent swap?

    • Gale Compton  April 25, 2016

      Deb, That should be just about equivalent. 🙂

  4. Raiza  April 5, 2017

    I do eat Quinoa and sometimes mix it w/ Brown rice and green veggies+ mushrooms, asparagus and onions as a stirfry using olive oil.It is excelent, very nutricious and healty!!!

  5. Patty  May 27, 2017

    Would coconut milk be okay to use instead of almond?

    • Emilia Horn  May 27, 2017

      Sure, Patty! You can use any kind of milk you like.

  6. Becci  June 10, 2017

    Does this keep well if I made it on the weekend and divided it for each morning?

    • Nichole Furlong  June 11, 2017

      Hi Becci! Yes, you could make this in advance. However, I would not keep this particular breakfast bowl for more than 5 days in the fridge. The Quinoa may also become soggy the longer it sits, especially when reheated.

  7. Ashley Bishop  October 18, 2017

    This serves 4 what if you just want 1 serving?


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