strawberries and quinoa in a bowl
Breakfast,  Desserts,  Quick & Easy

Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Quinoa

This Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Quinoa will satisfy every sweet tooth, ever the pregnant one… Trust me. I am talking from experience.

You won’t be surprised when I tell you that this was my 6 months pregnant craving. I’ve had some serious sweet cravings, and I could eat all the chocolate in the world!

Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which makes satisfying my cravings a bit challenging. I have to watch out for the sugar and the carbs that I am eating. And when most of the time I do try to eat as healthy as possible, sometimes the cravings win the battle. I am pregnant, after all! But even then, I try to keep it as healthy and within the guidance as possible.

I was so happy when I found Lily’s products. It literally saved my husband life 😀 I am not sure how I would survive this pregnancy without those delicious chocolates. So, what’s so awesome and different about their products?

They are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar, which makes them diabetes-friendly! It’s also gluten-free, keto and paleo-friendly, and vegan!

I searched for sugar-free alternatives in my local grocery store, and I have to say there were not many. One of the not many choices was Lily’s chocolate and peanut butter cups (a healthier version of Reese’s). I decided to give it a try, but I was skeptical that they would taste meh. What a nice surprise! It all tasted so yummy! The PB cups were actually better than the sugar version!

To make Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Quinoa, I used their Birthday Cake White Chocolate and their chocolate chips that I usually use for baking. There is no need to add any sugar or honey. All the sweetness from chocolate and strawberries is more than enough.

quinoa, strawbeeries in a bowl with strawberries on a side

The warmth of the quinoa will melt the chocolate and make this dish even more creamy and satisfying!

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quinoa, strawberries and white chocolate

Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa


  • Author: Simply Paya
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Quinoa will satisfy every sweet tooth, ever the pregnant one… Trust me. I am talking from experience.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/4 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, I used Lily’s 
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut chips
  • a few pieces of white chocolate, I used Lily’s

Instructions

  1. Add quinoa into a pot, pout in the milk, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until fully cooked around 20 minutes. Add more milk or water if necessary. 
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked, turn off the heat and the cream cheese. Mix until well combined. 
  3. Move ready quinoa into a bowl and top with strawberries, chocolate chips, coconut chips, and chocolate. 

Notes

If you choose to use regular chocolate, you will need to adjust the nutritional value to have more calories and sugar. 

  • Category: Breakfast

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 486
  • Sugar: 19.5
  • Sodium: 195.5
  • Fat: 25
  • Saturated Fat: 13.4
  • Carbohydrates: 43.8
  • Fiber: 14.5
  • Protein: 8.4

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