This funfetti breakfast quinoa is quick, easy and tastes like a bowl of cake! The protein powder swirl makes it extra creamy AND healthy!
Pin Funfetti Breakfast Quinoa
Originally posted April 3/2015. Updated Oct 23/17
We’re eating FUNFETTI quinoa for breakfast. AND It’s FRIDAY
This. IS. REAL. LIFE. <— That’s a true statement. You are NOT dreaming.
And, really, what else do I need to tell you? Healthy, gluten free cake goodness slappin’ your taste buds silly in the morning and it being the WEEKS END?
Well, THE END.
I have nothing else that is meaningful to share with you. And, even if I did, you wouldn’t be paying attention because your eyes are totally glazed over and that swirly-protein-packed-frosting-with-SPRINKLES is doing funny things to your brain as you imagine waking up to this quinoa breakfast recipe.
You know, like making it not do that thinking thing it’s supposed to do.
BUT WAIT. I might have lied to you. I DO have something sort of important and meaningful to tell you today.
Guess what I am doing RIGHT NOW? Besides wishing I was swimming around in lightly-sweet-vanilla scented funfetti breakfast quinoa and munching my way through the land of sprinkle-filled NUMS?
I’m packing. Like putting my life into a box so that I can MOVE.
Remember how I surprised EVERYONE and moved from FLORIDA to SEATTLE and did not tell a soul…only last SEPTEMBER?
GAH. The going-up-and-down-3-flights-of-stairs-holding-boxes-bigger-than-my-face-eleventy-billion-times is upon me again.
Sort of. This time, we got smart and paid someone to go up and down stairs for us.
FRIDAY WIN YES PLEASE.
ALSO, we are only moving 1 hour south of where we currently are. So, compared to the whole MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN 3 DAYS shenanigans that we last did? This move is a SNAP CRACKLE POP.
You know what I am saying. Perhaps.
It’s a very exciting move because the Huberskerdoodledoo landed his DREAMO Job in the Cardiac ICU. And, you know what that means?
Those nights where he comes home and is all “BABE THIS PATIENT WENT CODE RAINBOW (<– not a real thing. I made it up) AND I HAD TO SAVE HIS LIFE AT WORK TODAY” and then I am all “I MADE THE BEST GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES!” well, they are going to happen more frequently.
We have to balance each other out somehow right? Right.
You know what also balances life out?
Putting sprinkles on E’RYTHANGGGGG. Not even funfetti protein cookies, funfetti protein overnight oats OR funfetti baked oatmeal cupcakes are safe.
That was potentially the worst segue in the human history of the world. But, I was trying to bring this post back on track. Talking about sprinkles just seemed like a good idea.
Because, when is it not?
How to Make Breakfast Quinoa:
The key to making quinoa for breakfast is to cook it in almond milk and add some sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup. This makes it less savory-for-dinner and more breakfast acceptable. Pro tips:
- Use a REALLY big pot to boil your almond milk. When heated, almond milk rises A LOT and you need to allow for space.
- Cooking quinoa in almond milk takes a few minutes longer than water. It also won’t cook up quite as dry. More thick and creamy like oatmeal.
- Store leftovers in the fridge and add a little more almond milk the next day, to make it nice and creamy again!
Now you are ARMED with KNOWLEDGE.
So, Imma go finish stuffing my life in a box, which could lead to accidently packing myself. If you don’t hear from me Monday, well, send help.
In the meantime, I see a bowl full of creamy ripples of guuuud-fo’-yo-body-and-soul cake-like funfetti breakfast quinoa gracing your face for the rest of the mornings that be.
For the quinoa:
For the protein frosting:
- 1/2 Cup Vanilla protein powder
- 3-4 Tbsp Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- In a medium pot bring the 2 cups of almond milk to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the quinoa and 2 Tbsp of Truvia. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until most of the milk is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
- Once the quinoa is cooked stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp of Truvia* and divide the quinoa between 4 bowls.
- In a small bowl, stir together the vanilla protein and remaining almond milk until the consistency of frosting. *
- Dollop the “frosting” on the bowls of quinoa and cover with sprinkles.
- Pour a little bit of almond milk over top of each bowl and DEVOUR
Tips & Notes:
*the amount of milk you use will depend on your protein powder, and how thick it is.
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