I’m Jackie, a stay at home vegan mommy of one amazing little girl. My daughter, Zoey, is three years old, a huge Disney aficionado and Minnie Mouse super fan. She’s also the most amazing little helper in the kitchen that a mother could ask for, and so she is… my Minnie Chef.

Quinoa Chia Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa Chia Breakfast Bowl

It’s about that time for another midweek inspiration—this week is a quick, warm and hearty breakfast idea that’s good for you too!  I probably make quinoa once a week and when I make it I always make some extra—I season a portion of it for whatever I’m using it for and set aside the rest, unseasoned, and put it in the fridge to have on hand in case I get any last minute ideas and want to be able to use some in a pinch later on in the week.  I like the quinoa in this recipe because I really like quinoa and the fact that it’s so good for you, but if you’re not a fan of quinoa or don’t have any on hand, you could always substitute the quinoa with oatmeal.  Also, if you don’t have any mangoes or blueberries, or aren’t a fan of either, you can substitute whatever fruit you’d like—bananas would probably be nice—and you can add some chopped pecans or other nuts for a little crunch.  Whatever changes you make, this is a quick, easy, yummy and healthy breakfast!  

Servings Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
1 2 mins. 2 mins. 4 mins.


  •  ¼ cup chia seeds
  •  ¾ cup cooked quinoa
  •  1 cup almond milk—I use unflavored, unsweetened
  •  1 teaspoon maple syrup
  •  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup Mango chunks
  • Handful of blueberries


  1. Add chia seeds and almond milk to a cereal bowl and whisk together with a fork or small whisk (this is to prevent clumps of chia seeds from forming).
  2. Add cooked quinoa to milk and chia seeds.  Microwave for a minute and a half.   If you don’t like using a microwave, you can heat the milk over low heat in a small saucepan until hot.  Pour over chia seeds and gently whisk together, then add in quinoa. 
  3. Once hot, top with maple syrup, cinnamon and fresh fruit.
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

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