Quinoa fruit bowl

Fruity Quinoa Breakfast Bowl - Eating Bird Food

Serve quinoa for breakfast with this warm fruity quinoa breakfast bowl. Loaded with fresh fruit, cacao nibs and a maple syrup drizzle, this bowl is the perfect start to your day. Vegan and gluten-free.  

Oh my goodness, I CAN NOT wait to share my Tulum Travel Guide with you. I’m working on the full recap now, but in the meantime I have this cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl recipe to share that was inspired by my trip.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Inspired by My Trip to Tulum

One morning Laurel and I had breakfast at Canopia, a cute little restaurant connected to Yoga Shala that served breakfast/brunch in the morning and Thai cuisine at night. We never made it back for Thai, but the breakfast was delicious.

Laurel had Huevos Motuleños and I had the cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl. I almost went for eggs as well, but once I saw the description for the cinnamon quinoa bowl… it was a done a deal.

Lots of restaurants in Tulum had some sort of cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl on the menu, but this one was called Early Bird so it was obvious that I had to get it.

So happy I did because it was amazing — warm cinnamon-spiked quinoa with tons of fresh tropical fruit, ginger, crunchy cacao nibs and a hint of sweetness. One bite and I knew I’d be recreating the bowl at home.

And it didn’t take long. Maria came over yesterday, we whipped up a couple bowls and I’m sharing the recipe with you today. I have quite a few recipes on deck to share, but for some reason I felt the need to share this one first so here you go!

For this version I skipped the fresh ginger and sweetened the quinoa with a little maple syrup. With all the fresh fruit I only really needed a drizzle of maple syrup (like 1 Tablespoons or so), but feel free add as much or as a little as you like. And the fruit is up to you as well. I kept with the Mexican theme and used tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and banana, as well as blueberries and three different types of melon. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand!

If you make this quinoa breakfast bowl, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Serve quinoa for breakfast with this warm cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl. Loaded with fresh fruit, cacao nibs and a maple syrup drizzle, this bowl is the perfect start to your day.

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Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings 2

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup non-diary milk, I used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 cups chopped fresh fruit, bananas, pineapple, cantaloupe, blueberries, watermelon, honeydew and mango
  • Rinse and drain quinoa.

  • Place water, almond milk and quinoa into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, add cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Watch the pot carefully because it has a tendency to want to boil over. Remove from heat and let pot sit, covered for 2-3 minutes.

  • Remove lid and fluff quinoa before portioning into two bowls. Top with cacao nibs, fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup. You can also add additional milk if you want more moisture.

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 452kcal Carbohydrates: 94g Protein: 14g Fat: 6g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 15g

Author: Brittany Mullins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl


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Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Bowls with Fruit & Yogurt

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August 23, 2019•

by Alyssa

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A healthy and protein-pack breakfast, this quinoa breakfast cereal bowl can be made with your favorite fresh fruit and yogurt, and is perfect for on the go!

If you've been following me for any extended period of time you know this: I love quinoa breakfast recipes! I think quinoa is the ultimate breakfast food for a few reasons, but mainly it's easy.

Breakfast isn't supposed to be something overly complicated or time-consuming. It's something you should be able to throw together in a matter of minutes. Or better yet, make it ahead of time.

Well, that's what I've got in store for you today! A delicious, healthy and super easy Quinoa Breakfast Cereal recipe that is pretty much a bowl full of all my favorite breakfasty things.

A New Way of Cooking Quinoa for Breakfast

I didn't think it was possible to find a new way to enjoy quinoa, but I have discovered something great with this quinoa breakfast cereal!

And guess what?! It's just plain cooked quinoa.

When I think about adding cooked quinoa to my meals, I usually toss it with some veggies, maybe a little protein, the occasional piece of fruit, and call it a day. But I've never thought to eat it like granola.

Just plain cooked quinoa.

Eaten as if it were cereal.

Nothing added.

So simple.

And oh-so-very good.

How to Meal Prep Breakfast Cereal

For meal prep purposes, you can think of this breakfast bowl as a parfait. We're layering it in a jar which means we're keeping the ingredients separated and fresh, but also making the recipe portable.

When you're ready to eat it, all you gotta do is just dump it into a bowl, give it a stir and enjoy.

Quinoa will last in the fridge for at least 4 – 5 days. As will the yogurt and berries. I like to keep the berries on top to keep them as fresh as possible, but you could easily make 4 – 5 batches of these and have them for breakfast all week long!

The Ultimate Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

My quinoa breakfast game was totally just kicked up a notch.

Some of you may be thinking, “how has she not thought of this sooner?” My reply to you is, “I don't know!!! How could I have been missing this the whole time?” I'm feeling a bit sheepish and behind the times on this one.

So, my friends, cooked quinoa is not only a scrumptious addition to salads or even a lively side dish.

No, it's quinoa breakfast cereal is a thing. And you need to hop on board!

More Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas:

  • Blueberry Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal
  • Strawberry Infused Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
  • Triple Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bake
  • Easy & Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes
  • Simple Banana Quinoa Pancakes
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

Fruit & Yogurt Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Bowls

A quick & healthy breakfast recipe that combines yogurt, fruit and cooked quinoa. High in protein, super creamy and so delicious!

Prep Time 2 minutes

Total Time 2 minutes

Servings 1 serving

Calories 234kcal

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • honey, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, etc. to garnish
  • Add yogurt to a bowl and top with quinoa, fruit and desired toppings.

  • Enjoy!

Feel free to add other fruits (it would be tasty with some peaches and strawberries) or top with nuts!

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 47.6mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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The appearance of a face and a bowl of fruit on the seashore - Salvador Dali

The World of Salvador Dali · May 31, 2020

The appearance of a face and a bowl of fruit on the seashore - a painting painted by Salvador Dali in 1938, at the height of his enthusiasm for the "paranoic-critical method", the author of which, please note that Salvador Dali himself was. This large canvas (114.8 x 143.8; oil on canvas) is currently in the Wadsworth Ateneum in Hartford, Connecticut.

"The Appearance of a Face and Phases with Fruits by the Sea" is one of the most brilliant and famous works of Dali the surrealist - however, ironically, when this piece was written, Salvador Dali's relationship with circle of surrealists were torn apart, one might say, completely.

What was the reason for this? A rather ambiguous interpretation of the bright image of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in some works by Dali; even more ambiguous and ambiguous statements by El Salvador on the subject of Hitler; increasingly obvious commercialization of talent, which is actively the Catalan did...

Dali, who was gaining more and more fame, felt less and less desire to be within the framework of any "movement" and follow its rules - from a certain point, the Catalan did, it seems, everything possible to break with the surrealists and go into "free swimming".

Dali's provocations were crowned with success - Dali was finally expelled from the circle of surrealists, after which he publicly declared: "Surrealism is me!" Extremely self-confident and even arrogant maxim, but the paradox lies in the fact that today surrealism is primarily associated with the name of not just anyone, namely Salvador Dali! Turns out it wasn't so wrong. this young man from Figueres, with a gangster mustache and a Russian wife? However, let us return to the painting "The appearance of a face and a bowl of fruit on the seashore."

In the painting "The Appearance of a Face and a Vase of Fruit on the Seashore", one of the most famous double images of Salvador Dali appears before us. A silver-colored vase on the table, filled with pears with a brownish skin, if you look closely, it suddenly transforms into a human face. The leg of the vase is the bridge of the nose, the base of the leg is the chin; pears turn into hair, and objects depicted in the depths of the canvas in the background suddenly become the eyes of this thoughtful, sad face, weaving from the air and emerging from nowhere.

This is exactly how this face emerging from the depths of our perception seems to be: thoughtful, sad and creepy, especially if you know whose face it is . AT image is based on image Federico Garcia Lorca : the great Spanish poet, Dali's only and closest friend - until the appearance of Gala , of course, after which the artist was "friends" only with her, no one else needing.

Photo source: Foundation website Gala Salvador Dali

However, this friendship, on the part of the homosexual Lorca, was more like a love passion, one way or another, enriched both, including in creative terms. After Gala appeared, and then the Civil War began, at the very beginning of which the poet was shot by the Francoists, having experienced the most severe torture and mockery the day before. Lorca, the most talented of the Spanish poets of his time, died a terrible death, died young - and Dali returns to this image in the works of that period repeatedly.

Why? So he says goodbye not to Lorca, with whom fate divorced him much earlier - but with the memory of him. Salvador Dali did not like to suffer - neither in reality nor in his thoughts. And the healing effect creativity - for the "creator" himself - has long been known. This is how I, a writing person, once described all those before whom I felt great or small guilt. As for Dali, he writes over and over again sad Lorca's face, paying the last tribute to his friend - before he finally gets rid of difficult thoughts about him.

Dali, it must be said, was generally not endowed with large reserves of spiritual warmth - he could not experience any strong feelings for more than one person at a time. Once this person was the mother of the artist, after - sister Anna-Maria, then - Lorca, and after him Gala appeared - for as much as 53 years.

The fact that Lorca appears more than once in Dali's paintings of 1937-38 (shortly after the execution of the poet) indicates that Dali is going through a moment of parting with the poet, before finally get rid of the oppressive memories of him. So it was when Gala appeared in his life, and Dali returned for a while in the paintings to the image of his mother - which, of course, was also a kind of act farewell - and again not with a person, but with painful memories of him.

Maybe that's why this picture makes a heavy and gloomy impression on me personally: I see in front of me the ghost of a man who undeservedly died in his prime - and died, as it was before. said, a terrible death.

It is interesting that Dali once again depicts the phase with fruits, which served as the basis for the "double image" - that is, we are dealing with an image not only double, but also "forked". Looking closely, you you will find the same vase, in a greatly reduced size, in the depths of the canvas. This is also characteristic of the works of Salvador Dali of the paranoid-critical "period. Depicting not only the double image itself, but also his "solution", as, for example, in the famous painting Metamorphoses of Narcissus - and many others.

In this regard, the reproaches of the founder of the circle of surrealists Andre Breton against Dali's works of this period are recalled. Breton stated that Dali's paintings begin to resemble puzzles in which the artist, seems to pursue one goal - to invent a more intricate image.

However, it is not. The very fact that Dali gives not only an image, but immediately explains it, shows that it is not the desire to surprise the viewer, to puzzle him and make him admire the inexhaustible fantasy was the main task of Dali. Otherwise, there would be no "bifurcated images, which, in essence, serve as the" solution "of the picture.

For Dali, there is no doubt about it, the source and root cause has always been precisely the image that spontaneously arose in the artist's brain - which he then "with photographic accuracy" transferred to the canvas. What to the technical side of the picture - it is magnificent and once again makes us admire the pictorial skill of Saalvador Dali.

And, finally, one of the less obvious "mysteries" of the picture - did you notice the dog?


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The Apparition of a Face and a Bowl of Fruit by the Sea and other lesser known works of Salvador Dali and the hidden meaning of his paintings

Works by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali over the years has been and continues to be a subject of controversy, as its surreal and dreamy nature has always affected the whole world. Nevertheless, his versatility as a painter, writer, sculptor and even set designer has given him great recognition.

A lot of interesting facts about this artist have been collected. Some people rightly call him a real genius, others consider him a madman. It is simply pointless to give any assessment to a creator of this magnitude.


There are real legends about the master's eccentricity and his legendary mustache. The photo above, Dali himself called "Teacher". The artist did not hesitate to try to write something with his own mustache.

"Atomicus Dali"

The work on this 1948 photograph took place in several stages. In total, about 5 photographs were taken to create the picture. Then the artist simply glued the works together. Here is such an unusual photo editor of that time.

"The appearance of a face and a bowl of fruit on the seashore"

The legendary Spaniard painted this picture at 1938 year. The work is completely sustained in the spirit of surrealism. The first thing that catches the eye of the audience is a human face and a bowl of fruit. However, only a few can detect a dog in this picture.

"The senses"

And this unique painting was created in collaboration with another master. Here Salvador Dali received invaluable help from the Belgian artist Rene Magritte. He was fond of the same direction in painting as the legendary Spaniard. Together they managed to create a picture of "Feelings".

honorary title

Many artists remained unknown during their lifetime and became famous only after their death. However, Salvador Dali escaped this sad fate. His work was appreciated by both ordinary people and government officials. For example, in 1982, the King of Spain awarded him the Order of Dali de Pubol for creating wonderful paintings and a huge contribution to the development of the culture of the kingdom.

"The Face of War"

Dali survived two world wars and major changes in the political system. The First World War hardly affected Spain. On the Western Front, the main fighting took place directly in France. However, the kingdom faced a rather brutal civil war. Moreover, the internal conflict was inflated by external forces. Some participants in the confrontation were helped by the USSR, others - by fascist Germany.

Dali painted his painting "The Face of War" already in 1940. At this time, the Second World War was just flaring up. No one could even guess what victims and problems it would lead to.


Salvador Dali himself was skeptical about his talent. Sometimes in an interview with the press, he noted that, by and large, there was no difference between him and a crazy person.

Unusual muse

Salvador Dali loved animals. Reception often he chose rather exotic species. For example, many residents of Paris could meet him on the street, walking directly with an anteater in his hands. The artist noted that it was in this unusual beast that he could find his inspiration and that was the only reason he brought it at home.

Unusual illusion

Another famous work by Salvador Dali. Many contemporaries found his optical illusions almost ingenious. This picture was painted back in 1941.

"The Persistence of Memory"

Perhaps it is "The Persistence of Memory" that can be called the most famous work of the famous Spaniard. The artist painted the picture in 1931. The work is created exclusively in oil. Many art historians note that if Salvador Dali had not come up with such an unusual plot, no artist in the world could have repeated it. Well, the veracity of such an opinion can no longer be verified.

Summing up

In general, almost all the works of this eccentric artist caused a real sensation in society. The public took his unusual actions no less seriously. Salvador Dali knew how to surprise his fans and often performed very peculiar actions.

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