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Quinoa Bowl Recipe | Gluten-Free Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Move over, oats – there’s a new (pseudo) cereal in town. Try this quinoa bowl recipe for an ultra-tasty, gluten-free breakfast.

Had enough of the usual protein porridge for breakfast? We hear you. It turns out the nutritional powerhouse, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), isn’t just for salads anymore. In fact, when cooked like porridge, quinoa makes a super-creamy breakfast that we think might just trump your morning protein oats. Check out our favourite quinoa bowl recipe below.

The consumption of quinoa has absolutely soared in popularity lately, but just what exactly is so darn good about it?

Well, quinoa is a naturally gluten-free psuedocereal that’s actually been consumed for thousands of years in parts of South America. It’s a fantastic source of the essential minerals, phosphorus (vital for human energy metabolism) and manganese (important for development, metabolism and antioxidant pathways), and a pretty decent source of folate, iron, zinc, magnesium and fibre.

Like oats, the taste of quinoa is pretty nondescript, so we suggest mixing in a scoop of your favourite protein powder to liven up your bowl.

We tried Active Women Beauty Superfood Blend – containing a carefully selected range of natural superfoods to improve and maintain the appearance of your hair, skin and nails, and brimming with vegan-friendly protein.

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Quinoa bowl recipe

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Serves: 1



  • 3-4 squares dark chocolate
  • Blueberries
  • 1 tsp. Maple Syrup


1. First, thoroughly rinse the uncooked quinoa in a sieve or strainer. Once rinsed, place a small saucepan on a medium to high heat, and toast the quinoa for 1-2 minutes, moving around occasionally to prevent from burning.

2. Once the quinoa has turned golden brown, pour in your milk of choice and the tinned coconut milk. Bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and soft. Simmer the quinoa for longer if necessary until it reaches your desired consistency, or add a touch more milk if you prefer the mixture to be a little thinner.

3. Once cooked, quickly stir through the cacao powder and Beauty Superfood Blend or your preferred protein powder, then pour into a bowl. Top with dark chocolate squares, blueberries and drizzle of maple syrup, or your favourite toppings.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 385
Total Fat 12g
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Protein 26g

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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