High Protein Breakfast Quinoa

I’ve enjoyed eating quinoa for breakfast numerous times in the past. I typically like it nice and cold, combined with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.

Well, in the words of my boy Nelly, things got a little hot in here this morning and the end result was a hot bowl of high protein breakfast quinoa.

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I got the idea for this breakfast on Saturday after I made myself a hot bowl of steel cut oats with egg whites. I figured I could prepare quinoa in a similar way and make a delicious hot breakfast cereal that would keep me full for hours.

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The end result was a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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High Protein Breakfast Quinoa

Serves Two


  • 1/2 cup quinoa (I love Feed Adam quinoa)
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2 percent)
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)


  • Combine quinoa, milk, mashed banana, cinnamon and egg whites in a pan on medium heat.
  • Increase heat to medium high and, stirring constantly, allow mixture to thicken (approximately 10 minutes)
  • Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in protein powder
  • Divide quinoa into two bowls and enjoy 

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I had the idea to stir in a spoonful of peanut butter after I finished my bowl. Next time!


I got a little excited to share my breakfast with you this morning, so let’s back up a bit to cover today’s workout.

When Ryan and I arrived at the gym, I hopped on a treadmill and completed the following 30-minute treadmill run/walk interval workout:

 30 min treadmill workout

Intervals have a way of making time on the treadmill pass by quickly, so you know I’m a fan!

Hope your Thursday is off to a good start!


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