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Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

By on May 18, 2019
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Quinoa isn’t just for lunch and dinner. It provides protein, B vitamins, zinc, and fiber, but it also has a warm flavor that’s perfect in the morning—and it’s a great gluten- free option.

Makes 2 Servings
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

½ cup quinoa
1 cup water
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional; omit if you follow a sugar-free diet)
1 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tsp hemp seeds
Large handful of fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries)


  1. In a small pot, combine the quinoa and water. Bring it to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked and fluffy, add the cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and maple syrup and mix well.
  3. Place in a bowl and top with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, hemp seeds, and berries.

This is the perfect recipe to make in advance to save yourself time in the morning. You can make a batch of quinoa and store it in the fridge, then just warm it up for breakfast.

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Excerpted from “The Living Kitchen” by Tamara Green & Sarah Grossman. Copyright © 2019 Tamara Green & Sarah Grossman. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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