With its high nutrient content and versatility, quinoa is a great alternative to other hot or cold breakfast cereals. Try this quick and easy recipe to energize your body in the mornings. Serves 2-4.



1 cup quinoa seeds, preferably a pale colour (dry)
2 cups water
3 Tbs almond butter or sliced raw almonds
2 Tbs honey
1 cup fresh berries of your choice
to taste Cinnamon
to taste Salt
to taste Milk or milk alternative



  • Rinse quinoa under running tap water, thoroughly straining out the liquid.
  • Add quinoa, 2 cups of water, and a dash of salt to a small pot, and bring to a boil. Once it has been boiling for a few seconds, reduce the heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Allow it to cook for about 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed, then remove the lid and stir it. Mix in the honey, almond butter, and cinnamon.
  • Serve quinoa with fresh berries and milk or milk alternative, as desired.


Note: When cooking the quinoa, you can replace part or all of the water with milk to make it creamier, and if you prefer a cold cereal in the morning, you can cook the quinoa the night before and refrigerate.

First published in the Inside Tract® issue 176