Sweet Morning Breakfast Quinoa

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Superfood quinoa makes a surprisingly hearty breakfast!

Wake up to a delightful breakfast and some fun facts. Fact: quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all of the nine essential amino acids. Fact: cranberries are a superfood that is available year-round. Fact: almonds may help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. This recipe will fuel you through a long day, and make you a little smarter, just by reading it!

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Sweet Morning Breakfast Quinoa

This recipe is rich in protein and heart-healthy superfoods that will get you started on your day the right way.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups apple juice unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon ginger freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sweet potato peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons almonds toasted
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup apples diced, optional


  • Rinse and drain quinoa and place in a medium-sized pot. Add apple juice, ginger, and salt. Cook on medium heat till it comes to a boil. Cover and simmer (stirring occasionally) for about 15 minutes until liquid is evaporated.
Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl add 1/3 cup water and sweet potato. Cover bowl and cook for about 3 minutes. Give it a stir and cook for 2 minutes more until potato is fork-tender.
  • Take potato out of bowl and place in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and pureed.
Once quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork and whip in sweet potato puree and coconut milk. Cook uncovered over low heat for about 5 minutes more to thicken up, stirring occasionally.
Evenly divide quinoa in 4 bowls and top with almonds, dried fruit, and apples if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 101mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Vegetarian

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    1. Hi Rebecca,

      Yes, you could easily freeze in portions and reheat! You may need to add a tablespoon or two of coconut milk during or after reheating to add more moisture so your quinoa isn’t gluey.

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