Michelle’s Recipe of the Week: Apple Pie Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

 In Fitness Success, Health Coaching Southlake, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition Coaching, Nutrition Planning

Yields:  about 4 cups prepared Increase or decrease as desired


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups 1% -2% Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • 2 cups Water
  • 60 grams Vanilla Protein Powder Whey
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger  or 1/8 tsp Cardamom
  • finger pinch Kosher Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. Agave or Honey -or 2 packets No Sugar Sweetener
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 XX-Large Egg Whites
  • ¼ cup Dried Fruit of Choice



Step 1:

Rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh colander with cold water. Place quinoa into a med-large pot over med-high heat.  Cook, stirring frequently until the grains are separated and fragrant; about 4 minutes. Whisk protein powder into milk until no clumps are visible. Add pro-milk, water, and all spices, through salt to the pot of quinoa.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, maintaining a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, or until the quinoa is tender. About  20 – 25 minutes.  Remove heat.  Stir in sweetener of choice and vanilla.


Step 2:  

Whisk egg whites in a small bowl with  2 Tbsp. of hot cereal. Repeat with 5 Tbsp. more of the cereal, until the egg whites are completely incorporated. Stir in fruit and return all to the pot. Return pot to stove over med-low heat until thickened; about 2 – 3 minutes.


Full Unit Meal Portions: 

2 unit portion: ¾ cup prepared cereal 
3 unit portion: 1 cup prepared cereal 
4 unit portion: 1 heaping cup prepared cereal 
5 unit portion: 1 ½ cup prepared cereal 


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