Monday, May 2, 2016

Chocolate Lover's Quinoa

Quite frankly, there is no reason this shouldn't be a dessert. I'm serious. If you aren't a big "sweet breakfast" eater, but you like out-of-the-ordinary desserts, this would be a good one. This breakfast came to me from the Happy Herbivore Meal Mentor. I've changed some of the directions because it took me a whole cup of quinoa, ie 4 tries, to get the quinoa cooked without a problem.

1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup (4 oz) almond milk (or other milk)
1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp chocolate chips
1 cup strawberries


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine quinoa with milk.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low, cover partially, and cook until quinoa is fluffy, about 15 minutes.
  3. While quinoa is still hot, stir in cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips. When they start to melt, swirl in.
  5. Serve with strawberries on top or on the side.


  • Serves 1
  • Per serving: 295 calories, 7.1 g fat, 52.5 g carbs, 7.8 g fiber, 17.6 g sugars, 8.5 g protein
  • I recommend fresh strawberries, but you can use frozen and thaw them before serving.
  • You can add more chocolate chips or nuts, too.

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