Berry Vanilla Quinoa Bowl
 
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This Berry Vanilla Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is infused with hints of vanilla and topped with fresh seasonal berries, roasted coconut, slivered almonds, a splash of almond milk, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Not only is it irresistibly delicious, but is a clean and healthy way to start the day! It's also kid approved!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • QUINOA:
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or sliced vanilla bean)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • TOPPINGS:
  • fresh berries (I used blueberries & blackberries)
  • roasted coconut (I used these)
  • slivered almonds
  • splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  2. Place the quinoa in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the almond milk, vanilla extract (or vanilla bean split), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a high simmer, cover, and reduce heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and let the quinoa sit for 5 more minutes or until the almond milk is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked. (If you used the vanilla bean -- remove now and discard.) Depending on how you like the consistency and flavor -- stir in a splash of almond milk (to increase moisture), and some maple syrup to sweeten (if desired).
  4. Scoop the quinoa into four bowls. Top with rinsed berries, roasted coconut, and slivered almonds. Serve with a splash of vanilla almond milk poured on top and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Notes
- This dish can be served chilled or warm. To serve chilled, simply place the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before topping with fruit, nuts, etc.
- The cooked quinoa can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Serve at room temperature or heat it as you're ready to serve. If it's dry, simply add some more almond milk until you reach a consistency you're happy with.
- Get creative and add any seasonal fruit you like. Other optional toppings are: chia seeds, almond butter (or other nut butters), raw honey, cocoa nibs or chocolate chips, and crunchy granola.
Recipe by Simply Happenstance at https://www.simplyhappenstance.com/berry-vanilla-quinoa-bowl/