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Vegan recipe: A quinoa-based breakfast

Start your day off with a boost of energy, by enjoying a bowl of quinoa with other precious ingredients. Even though it is technically a seed, quinoa is a whole grain rich in fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, amino acids and other beneficial elements.

Ingredients (for 3 servings)

1 cup (170g.) white quinoa
1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk 
1 cup (240ml) light coconut milk
2 tbsp (10g.) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp (30ml) honey or maple syrup
3-4 pieces of dark chocolate (<75% cocoa), chopped
Optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, berries and nuts


  1. Wash the quinoa using a sieve to run the water through it.
  2. Lightly toast the quinoa in a small pan for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the almond milk and coconut milk, with a pinch of salt, and mix. Bring the mix to the boil over high temperature. When it starts to expand, lower the temperature to medium-low and cook for 20-25 minutes, without the lid on the pan, and stir a few times throughout.
  4. When all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa has softened, remove it from the heat. Mix in the cocoa powder, honey or syrup and vanilla (optional).
  5. Serve the quinoa in a bowl, adding the pieces of chopped dark chocolate on top. You can add more almond milk or nuts and berries, depending on your taste.

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories: 338Kcal
Protein: 11,9 g
Carbohydrate: 52,9g
Fibre: 6.1g
Sugar: 13.4g
Fat: 9,4 g

A cup of cooked quinoa contains 5g fibre and 8g complete protein.

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