Spiced Blueberry Quinoa Recipe
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Spiced Blueberry Quinoa Recipe

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I took up eating quinoa when I found out how much protein it has. It's really an easy dish to experiment with. My first version of this recipe was made with shredded apples instead of blueberries. It's just as delicious! —Shannon Hadinger, Pickerington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 352 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, cook and stir quinoa over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted. Stir in almond milk, honey, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in blueberries and vanilla. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 2 servings.
Health Tip: Quinoa is a good source of trace minerals—specifically manganese and copper—that are important in turning carbohydrates into energy.
Originally published as Spiced Blueberry Quinoa in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

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sholcombe77 User ID: 7589816 253891
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"I liked it. Only had quinoa once and never in breakfast form. I used regular milk, and brown sugar, and added extract earlier. The nutty texture will take some getting used too, but this will be made again for sure."

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 251917
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"I'm sure it's nutritious but I didn't really like it. The blueberries were its saving grace. I might try it again to see if I can do better."

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