Strawberries & Cream Breakfast Quinoa

18 May

Ok, it’s still not exactly warm here in Milwaukee, but by golly, I declare spring is here! The produce selection is gradually improving, the grass is greener than ever, and I hear birds singing all the time. All. The. Time.

And that means it’s time to start transitioning to chilled breakfast options! As much as I love a hot bowl of creamy oatmeal, the last thing I want upon waking up on a warm spring or summer day is a warm breakfast. The solution: overnight oats and quinoa!

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The flavor and ingredient options are pretty darn endless. Creamy, fruity, nutty, spicy, you name it – they’re all delicious. And to incorporate the gorgeous strawberries that are popping up everywhere, I wanted to create a new version of breakfast quinoa. This bowl is packed with nutrients: protein, fiber, vitamin C, and omega-3. What’s better is that it’s packed with flavor and amazing texture. The strawberries and yogurt make for a perfect springtime breakfast, and the quinoa gives this dish a nice chew to contrast the creamy yogurt.

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Basically, you need to mix up a bowl of this deliciousness. Use leftover quinoa, or cook up a fresh batch. Make breakfast for one, or for your whole family – this keeps well in the fridge for a few days, so breakfast can be a stress-free meal you can actually enjoy!

Strawberries & Cream Breakfast Quinoa

Serves 1, can be doubled

  • 3/8 c cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal or chia seeds
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/2 c plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 strawberries, halved and sliced

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix in the wet ingredients. Stir in the sliced strawberries, reserving a few slices to garnish on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least four hours.

Let the quinoa sit out of the fridge a half hour before enjoying. Top with, pepitas, shredded coconut, nut butter and/or cacao nibs. This is even better enjoyed on your balcony or porch in the early sunshiny morning 🙂

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17 Responses to “Strawberries & Cream Breakfast Quinoa”

  1. Becki May 18, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    I’m so excited strawberries are back in season and that there are so many great recipes coming out of it! This sounds like a really great breakfast or even a good dessert option on these warmer evenings.

    • xtinaluvspink May 18, 2016 at 9:54 am #

      Oh yes, this would be lovely for dessert as well! I might add chocolate chips for that 🙂

  2. Debbie Woodruff May 18, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    Such a great idea! It sounds delicious and refreshing.

  3. SuzLyfe May 18, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    I definitely need to try this! I also need to buy myself a giant thing of strawberries. They are so good right now!

  4. wendyistakingthelongwayhome May 18, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    This sounds really good! I bet my oldest son would love it.

    I remember when I went to Marquette. It pretty much never warmed up all spring. We’d go back in the summer to visit and enjoy the warmer temps.

  5. Glenneth R May 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    strawberries and cream is a fantastic combo! thanks for sharing!

  6. I love quinoa for breakfast great idea this looks so beautiful

  7. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) May 19, 2016 at 1:31 am #

    I’m an avid oats fan in the morning but I need to try a quinoa bowl.

    • xtinaluvspink May 19, 2016 at 7:33 am #

      So am I! But, it’s nice to mix it up sometimes 🙂

  8. Sandra Laflamme May 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    Oooh! Overnight oats with quinoa sounds amazing. I love oatmeal so I really need to try this overnight oats thing!

    • xtinaluvspink May 20, 2016 at 4:11 am #

      Thanks! It’s a great way to use up leftover quinoa.

  9. Earl Reeser May 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    I would love to try this one. It sounds perfect for my diet.

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