Food: Cinnamon Strawberry Coconut Quinoa

Hello again! It is Lori and Michelle again from pure2raw. We have a super easy breakfast idea for you today! It is made from one of our favorite ingredients to use - quinoa. Do you remember our quinoa bake that we shared awhile back

Quinoa is one of our go to ingredients to use to make some really fun and super easy meals. We love quinoa for so many reasons like, it is naturally gluten-free and full of protein. 
But we also love it mainly because it is so easy to create sweet and savory dishes with. If you have not tried quinoa yet, you must go out and get yourself some. Promise you will love it.


 Quinoa cooks up in just 15-20 minutes, making it doable for people with busy schedules and who still want a hearty healthy meal. Since strawberries are coming into season now we thought about jazzing up a breakfast idea with a mix of quinoa and strawberries. 

We made this recipe feed just 1-2 people, so we cooked the quinoa a little differently then you normally would. Instead of doing the original ratio of 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa, we just halved that. We did 1 cup water to 1/2 cup quinoa and let cook for about 13-15 minutes. You could double this recipe to feed more or make enough for leftovers!

Another great thing about this quinoa breakfast is that you really can add in any flavorings or toppings of your liking. If you do not have strawberries, any berry or fruit would work. Even throwing in some chocolate chips for a little sweet chocolaty breakfast would be tasty. The sky is the limit! Have a little fun in the kitchen.


Recipe: Strawberry quinoa coconut breakfast bowl serves- 1-2 Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • about 1/3 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flakes *optional topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
Directions: In a pot over high heat place your 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling add in your dry quinoa. Return to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes. At the 15 minutes pour in your 1/3 cup milk of choice and add in your remaining ingredients and flavorings. And stir together for about another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into your bowl and enjoy. Other great flavor ideas: 
  • adding in some fresh lemon zest or orange would be great too
  • adding in some chocolate chips (chocolate and strawberries yes please)
  • add in more berries or more fruit
  • drizzle with honey or maple syrup for a more sweeter breakfast
  • or a few drops of stevia would be wonderful for more of a sugar free option
This quinoa strawberry coconut breakfast bowl is easy to make the night before and just re-heat in the 

Now that is one heart healthy breakfast bowl made in 20 minutes. Who else loves quinoa? Do you like your quinoa sweet or savory? 

-post by The pure2raw twins



  1. This looks delicious! I have a similar breakfast quinoa recipe but never thought of adding coconut milk! Thanks for the recipe :)


  2. I love working with quinoa...most definitely going to try this recipe. Cheers!

  3. LOVE quinoa! I make a batch at the beginning of my busy week so breakfast is ready for me when I'm running out the door! I cook mine with almond milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and blue berries. I can't wait to try this recipe!!

  4. Yum, this looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


  5. awwww looks so delicious and easy to make! I will definitely try it! :))


  6. Wow, this sounds amazing! These are all some of my favorite things and I've been experimenting with quinoa lately so it's perfect :)

  7. I cannot wait to try this!!! I love coconut anything so this looks like a healthy dream come true! Thanks for the recipe :)


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