We can all use some breakfast inspo, so we’ll be featuring a selection of these recipes as a way of helping you reboot, recharge and refresh your morning meal! Here quinoa is a protein-rich seed that will keep you satisfied longer than oatmeal and pairing it with chocolate may even help you avoid the mid-morning coffee run.
By: Julie Miguel
Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Bananas and Strawberries
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
1/4 cup Almond or coconut milk
1 banana, sliced
6-8 strawberries, sliced
Cinnamon for sprinkling
ONE: In a bowl, mash the banana with the cacao, maple syrup (if using), and milk until it forms a smooth paste.
TWO: Stir in the quinoa, stirring continuously until combined. Separate amongst two bowls.
THREE: Serve topped with strawberries and banana slices. Sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon and enjoy!
Julie Miguel is an iRun food contributor, where you’ll find a selection of weekly recipes and food ideas. She is a home cook, and food influencer and has worked with a national television, print and online media outlets. You can also follow her food discoveries and travel adventures at Daily Tiramisu.
Should the quinoa be hot? Then it would be a hot breakfast?
Is cocoa powder ok to use instead of cacao? I find cacao very bitter tasting.
I would use cinnamon sugar for sprinkling, again because cinnamon on its own is very bitter, and not a nice texture.
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