Quinoa Cereal with Almond Milk and Blueberries

I usually make quinoa cereal in water with apples and cinnamon, but I wanted something more filling since I’m on this detox program.  I modified the recipe to make it more simple, heavier, vegan, and no added sugar.  I used blueberries because I went picking last weekend, and there’s nothing yummier than fresh picked fruit!  You can substitute whichever fruit you want though.  I love the combination below because the quinoa is crunchy, the almonds are nutty, and the blueberries explode in your mouth!  This recipe will stay a few days in the fridge.


1 cup quinoa
2 cups almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup almonds (sliced, slivered, chopped, whatever you prefer)
1 cup blueberries


1.  Bring the quinoa, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon to a boil.  Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover, and cook for ~12 mins (or the amount of time specified on the quinoa you buy).

2.  Remove from heat.  Mix-in the almonds and blueberries.  Serve hot or cold.



    • Aww thanks!!! That means a lot =) Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is really high in nutrients, protein, fiber, and amino acids, which are especially good for vegetarians since we don’t have a lot of sources of these. It’s also gluten-free, which is one reason why I used it in this recipe. I haven’t tried any of millet or amaranth (kiwicha), but they may work as substitutes. Essentially you are looking for a slightly crunchy whole grain.

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