The best part about this Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa is that it’s easy. Make a giant pot of quinoa for the week and repurpose it as needed – in salads, breakfasts, or even in baked goods.
Vegas claims to not like quinoa. She ate this bowl with no complaints. Her gripe with quinoa is that it “tastes like dirt.” This is like asking for me to continually feed her quinoa until she likes it. We couldn’t go basic with quinoa… I had to sweeten the deal and make it a little strange to show her how good it is.
First, it was Pumpkin Quinoa Chia Pudding; she ate it twice with no complaints! Vegas loves oatmeal, so I took it a step further by making her quinoa like oats… but not.
This breakfast quinoa is reminiscent of oatmeal, but I sweetened the deal by using my favorite vanilla rice protein powder, blueberries, and some Stevia. Since lemon is such a bright, light flavor and it’s a million degrees in San Diego, I added a twist.
There’s something about lemons and berries that’s incredibly refreshing, especially on a hot fall morning.
The very best part about this dish is that it’s easy. I make a giant pot of quinoa for the week and repurpose it as needed – in salads, breakfast meals, or even in baked goods like these fuel bars.
Cook your quinoa in plain water for a neutral flavor you can add to anything!
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa
- Cook quinoa as instructed on the package (this can be done in advance and stored in the refrigerator).
- Scoop 1/2 C of the cooked quinoa into a cereal bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients and top as desired (I used walnuts and more blueberries). You can also warm this in the microwave for a hot breakfast.
|Serving Size||1 serving|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 177kcal Calories from fat 24|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
We’re off to Orlando for the next week to play in a softball tournament… so excited to have air-conditioning!
Have you ever eaten quinoa for breakfast?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten this week?