Meatless Monday: Berry Breakfast Quinoa

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Skip the bacon for breakfast and make this healthy and refreshing dish for a light and tasty breakfast that will help to keep you full without filling you out. Quinoa is naturally a good source of fiber and protein, which means you’ll be feeling full with plenty of energy throughout your morning. The added fiber from the fruit makes this little dish a nutrition powerhouse. In addition, due to their major anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the blueberries in the dish are great for helping sore muscles to feel less sore more quickly.

For a sweeter taste, you can add a dash of honey or stevia – a lower calorie, but still healthy, option. To mix it up, you could add different fruits like banana, cherries or even almonds and hemp seeds.

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  • 1/3 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 mango, diced
  • 1 tbsp almonds, optional
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds, optional
  • dash of honey or stevia for added sweetness, optional
  • dash of sea salt


1. Combine quinoa and water in sauce pan and turn to medium/high heat.
2. Once the quinoa reaches a boil stir the pot, then lower the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes.
3.After 10-12 minutes on simmer, add the almond milk, blueberries and mango, stirring occasionally.
4. Let quinoa, almond milk and fruit simmer for 3 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Remove from heat, then top with topping of your choice.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories370
  • Fat12g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium95mg
  • Carbohydrates55g
  • Fiber7g
  • Sugars16g
  • Protein 13g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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