I find that if I start my day with a healthy decision, I’m much more aware of what I’m eating throughout the rest of the day and am more likely to make good food choices.  And this superfood breakfast bowl is one of my favorite breakfasts as of late — it’s warm and satisfying, packed full of protein and keeps me full all the way through until lunch.

Most importantly, it’s chock full of nutrients and health benefits. The coconut is believed to lower cholesterol, improve digestion, and regulate hormones, while the quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods we can eat!  And topped off with goji berries, a superfood that packs a whopping 21 minerals in each berry and chia seeds, which are a super source of Omega 3 Fatty acids, this breakfast bowl is maximizing nutrition in every bite.  Hope you love!

Superfood Breakfast Bowl

*makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 dried merjool dates (more for added sweetness), seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamon
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • goji berries, chia seeds, banana and coconut flakes, to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa until water runs clear and combine in a medium sauce pan with water, coconut milk, and dates.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until quinoa has started to soften.
  3. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, pepitas, shredded coconut and golden raisins.
  4. Cook an additional five minutes, adding water if necessary, until quinoa and soft and fully cooked.
  5. Serve hot and topped with banana, goji berries, chia seeds, and coconut flakes.  Add maple syrup or honey to sweeten further if you’d like!

24 comments
  1. 1
    FripperyVintage | October 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Wow this looks so much better than the bowl of Cheerios I just had!

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    • sarah | October 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      ha! i like to think it was, but i don’t know, i was a pretty big fan of honey nut cheerios growing up….

      Reply
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    Kristin @ W [H] A T C H | October 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I’ve been looking for a quinoa breakfast recipe — can’t wait to try this!

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    Valerie C (@valerielily) | October 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    this is making me feel guilty about my morning’s breakfast burrito, ha! looks so yummy – bookmarking this to give it a try, though i would probably substitute the dates for strawberries instead. 🙂 thanks!

    xo, Lily on Fillmore

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    • sarah | October 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      oooooh, i love breakfast burritos! no guilt! and i also love the idea of subbing strawberries for a different kind of sweetness. 🙂

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} | October 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    this looks absolutely delicious!
    pinning for breakfast inspiration 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

    Reply
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    Candice | October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve been looking for a recipe just like this! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s the perfect warm breakfast for fall.

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    Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984 | October 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    NO WAY! I was JUST looking for a way to use up my left over quinoa the other night in a ‘sweet’ way…this would have been awesome!! (I ended up just adding some cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, honey & coconut to mine)

    Great recipe Sarah!

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    • Sarah Yates | October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Horray! And I love the additions!

      Reply
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    elaine | October 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    it looks like there are sliced hard boiled eggs; what is the stuff that looks like eggs?? bananas??

    Reply
    • Sarah Yates | October 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Elaine! Yes, they’re bananas. But you could top with any fruit you love!

      Reply
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    whatisinmyworld | October 19, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I also enjoy quinoa in the morning and am looking forward to making this. My version is simple, I just add agave, fresh berries and pecans.

    Reply
    • Sarah Yates | October 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Mmmmmm, pecans sound like such a nice addition!

      Reply
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    Sara Reardon | October 21, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I made this last night and I am enjoying for breakfast today and the next few days. it’s really yummy and great for Fall. It’s the second recipe I had made from A House in the Hills blog in the last few days, I am hooked!

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    • Sarah Yates | October 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I LOVE this Sara! Thanks so much, I’m so happy to read that you’re enjoying! xx

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    Tami | November 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Just made it is a great! My 1 and 3 year old love it, thank you for posting.

    Reply
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    Ksenia Avdulova | May 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I’m with you on starting your day with a superfood breakfast 🙂

    Reply
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    Beverly Tippette | December 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    How do you print this recipe?

    Reply
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