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Breakfast Quinoa with Berries and Coconut

Have you ever thought about changing oatmeal for breakfast? Here's an alternative with quinoa that provides a very interesting contribution in fiber and protein. Easy to make and a pure delight to start your day.


10 minutes


20 minutes


30 minutes


2 portions


  • 60 mL (¼ cup) white quinoa
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) coconut milk
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) water
  • 1 mL (¼ teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) maple syrup
  • 30 mL (2 tablespoons) hemp seeds
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) chia seeds
  • 250 mL (1 cup) frozen mixed berries


Note: To make this a higher protein breakfast, you can add 125 mL (½ cup) of Greek yogurt.


  1. In a saucepan, combine quinoa, coconut milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside, covered. The quinoa, unlike when cooked in water, remains crunchy.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the hemp and chia seeds.
  3. To serve, spoon quinoa into 2 bowls and top with berries and seed mixture.


Nutritional Information (per 1 serving)
Calories: 340 kcal
Fat: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Fibre: 12 g
Protein: 12 g
Sodium: 31 mg

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