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Nourishing Breakfast to Start the Day

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Breakfast Quinoa Recipe


  • 1/2 cup of Quinoa

  • Alternative milk (Oat, Coconut, or Almond)

  • 1 Sweet potato

  • Fruit of your choice (apple, pear, berries, etc.), diced into small cubes

  • Cinnamon

  • Cardamom

Optional Toppings:

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Chia seeds

  • Walnuts

  • Almonds

  • Goji berries


Cook the quinoa and sweet potato separately. You will combine them after

they have been cooked.

Cook the quinoa on stovetop as directed.

Peel sweet potato and cut into cubes. Place into pot and cover with water.

Bring to boil then lower heat to medium. Cook until sweet potato softens.

When quinoa and sweet potato are cooked, combine them in one pot and

add 1 piece of fruit (apple or pear) diced.

Add your choice of alternative milk. Add about 1/4 cup of milk, give or take.

Add cinnamon and cardamom to preference.

Both cinnamon (Gui Zhi) and cardamom (Sha Ren), are warming herbs used in

East Asian Medicine, and promote healthy digestion.

Add gou ji berries (Gou Qi Zi) - optional.

Gou ji berries are used to nourish the Liver and benefits the eyes.

Allow everything to gently cook on Low for about 15 minutes.

Stir occasionally. Add milk as needed to make the consistency

you prefer.


Serve your quinoa breakfast in a bowl and top with seeds and nuts of your choice.

Add berries for an antioxidant boost.

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