As part of my commitment to help share practical tips from a Vegan Athlete Diet with others, I turn to a very simple recipe I use for breakfast regularly: Breakfast Quinoa

Yep! Quinoa can just as easily be used in a more sweet, less savory way for breakfast. Since quinoa is a complete protein and a grain, it’s great way to start your day.

Here are the ingredients for the base (makes about 3 – 4 servings):

  • 1 cup dry / uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup rice or almond or coconut milk
  • A few dashes of cinnamon


  1. Rinse the quinoa well using a fine-mesh colander or sieve. (You want to remove the saponins from the quinoa before cooking. Rinse until the runoff is clear.)
  2. Combine quinoa, water, non-dairy “milk” of choice and a few dashes of cinnamon into a medium-sized pot
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low or simmer, cover pot and let cook for about 15 minutes
  4. Serve warm with your favorite mix-ins
I usually add some fresh fruit, chopped nuts and occasionally some extra sweetness. Blackstrap molasses, agave syrup or maple syrup are all good choices if reducing refined sugars in your diet.


If you’d like, there are other recipes & tips like this on here for the Vegan Athlete Diet Category. Enjoy!