Hot Quinoa Drink

A new way to enjoy this protein-rich superfood

A popular breakfast beverage in South America, make this mixture at night and reheat in the morning. It’s a thick, slightly sweet drink full of nutrients and protein from the quinoa. Inspired by the Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.

Serves: 4


  • • ½ cup quinoa
  • • 2 cups unsweetened soymilk
  • • 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Place quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Drain well. Return quinoa to saucepan and add soymilk, apples, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender, add vanilla and puree until smooth. Serve hot.


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