Quinoa Breakfast CerealA few of you have been asking about my morning routine… odd to ask, but I thought I’d answer because of course it includes food ūüėČ

I am an early riser. I like getting a good start to the day. ¬†I skip that trip to the kitchen for a cup of coffee and head outside. ¬†Yup, the first thing I do is grab my dog and go out for a walk. ¬†I just love starting my day by going outside and breathing fresh air! ¬†If you read this site you know that I travel… a lot… but that never stops my walks. ¬†I walk for about 30 minutes. ¬†When I get home I drink a tall glass of room temperature water and I make myself a nice breakfast. ¬†Today was my Oatmeal Quinoa Blend made with coconut milk topped with¬†bananas¬† almonds, and cinnamon. ¬†More on that in a minute! ¬†Then I shower and lastly I open my computer and say hello to all you wonderful people ūüôā ¬†Not too intense, I’m sure some do it better, but that’s my morning for you.

Ok, more about that Quinoa Breakfast Blend! ¬†Quinoa is a great way to start you day because of the high protein and fiber, but I don’t like it on it’s own in the morning, so I started blending it with my oatmeal and then I had the¬†epiphany¬†to cook it in coconut milk and now nothing else will do! (that’s not true, I use almond milk when I don’t have it lol!) ¬†Give it a try and let me know what you think! ¬†I’m giving you the recipe for a 50/50 blend, but if you are unsure about having quinoa for breakfast, adjust so there is a little less and a little more oatmeal. ¬†This fabulous hearty breakfast is ready in 15 minutes!

Quinoa Breakfast Blend

Serves 2

1/2 cup quinoa (color doesn’t matter)

1/2 cup oatmeal

2 cups coconut milk (I use the canned light coconut milk from Trader Joe’s)

topping ideas:

sliced banana, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, shredded coconut, your favorite dried fruit etc.

toasted nuts like almonds, granola, non-dairy yoghurt etc.


Place the quinoa and coconut milk in a small pot and bring to a gentle boil, immediately reduce the heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes.  Add in the oatmeal, stir, and let simmer another 5 minutes.  Pour in bowls and top with fruits, nuts, and cinnamon.