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Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie – A Healthy Breakfast Alternative

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Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day because it decreases our overall fat intake. Skipping breakfast leads to overeating during the other meals which result in weight gain. Although, it doesn’t seem to matter if you skip it given that you eat healthy for the rest of the day. On an average, a healthy diet would allow an intake of 1200 calories divided into four meals of 400 calories in a day. However, eating healthy doesn’t give us as many delicious choices as we’d like, so here’s something tasty that’s equally healthy: Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie – A healthy breakfast alternative.

Why Quinoa?

Quinoa is often referred to as superfood and rightly so as it is high in fiber, high-quality protein and contains all essential amino acids. It is a great alternative to wheat and is as versatile as rice. It is both, gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. These properties have all been linked to weight loss and improved health, making it one of the most popular health foods in the world. Ideal for both, Indian and western cooking, this supergrain can be enjoyed in a variety of recipes; cakes, eggs, salads, cookies, pancakes, meatballs or as accompaniments to the main course.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Quinoa Recipe

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Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie Recipe – A Healthy Breakfast Alternative

 

Ingredients:

½ cup Organic Farmers Co. Quinoa flakes, cooked
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup honey (or to taste)
1 cup ice
1 cup almond milk
Chocolate Chips/Sprinkles

Method:

Combine quinoa, cocoa, honey, ice and almond milk in the blender.
Blend all the ingredients until they combine, and the mixture becomes smooth.
Top it with some chocolate chips or sprinkles and your smoothie is ready to serve.

Tip: You can use agave nectar instead of honey
Recipe: Ally Zeitz, Drexel Food Lab

Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie Recipe - A Healthy Breakfast Alternative | Expressing Life
Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie Recipe – A Healthy Breakfast Alternative

 

About Organic Farmers Co.

Organic Farmers Co. is committed to accelerating healthy, nutritious living along with sincere and sustainable farming. We are here to safeguard natural resources, build farmer capacity, and enable access to markets – ensuring farmers life quality improves while you get products that are delicious and nutritious. We’ve taken the initiative of organically farming Quinoa in Rajasthan and supporting local farmers and creating and innovative line of healthy food products.
Our product line ranges from Ready to Eat Snacks using Quinoa, Quinoa Flakes, Quinoa Flour, Quinoa & Semolina Pasta, Quinoa Whole Grain.

 

So, giving a huge shout out to Organic Farmers Co. for their amazing Quinoa products. They’ve been so kind as to give you, all of my dear readers, a 10% discount on using this code when buying any of their products from their site: RADHIKAMUNDRA10
The best thing about them? They ship internationally! So, don’t wait anymore and take a step toward a healthy and tasty tomorrow and check their products out!

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Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie Recipe – A Healthy Breakfast Alternative

 

The nutty flavour of quinoa combined with cocoa and honey creates a perfect blend that too under 400 calories in this chocolate quinoa smoothie. Also, this is a great recipe for including healthier foods to your child’s diet.

Do try this recipe and don’t forget to share your experience in the comment box! Have you tried any other quinoa recipes before? What is your go-to Smoothie? Let me know in the comments!

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64 Comments

  1. Anosa

    A friend is throwing a party this coming weekend. I will suggest this one as a desert. I’d love to taste this too.

    06 . Apr . 2017
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much, Anosa! Do let me know if you guys like it! 😀

      06 . Apr . 2017
  2. Sondra Barker

    Yum this smoothie sounds delicious! There are so many healthy features to this smoothie I’m both a huge quinoa fan as well as a chocolate fan, so I will for sure have to try this one out.

    06 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks so much, Sondra! I’m sure you’ll love it. Do try and let me know if you liked it.

      06 . Apr . 2017
  3. robin masshole mommy

    This smoothie sounds GOOD. I love a good smoothie in the morning.

    06 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Then you must try it, Robin! 😀

      06 . Apr . 2017
  4. Elizabeth O.

    I don’t think I’ve had quinoa flakes before. It’s certainly nice to add on smoothies! I’d love to keep this recipe and thanks for the discount as well.

    06 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      I’m glad you like it, Elizabeth! Enjoy. 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  5. Victoria Sconion

    I never thought to use quiona in a smoothie. Makes sense since I like a little bit of oatmeal. I’ll have to try this out.

    06 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Quinoa is very popular in Smoothies as well, you should give it a try, Victoria!

      07 . Apr . 2017
  6. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    I have made many smoothies, but never with quinoa. That sounds delicious!

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Oh then you must give it a try, Kelly!

      07 . Apr . 2017
  7. colleen wool

    This recipe looks delicious. I cant wait to try it.

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Let me know when you do! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  8. Michelle Waller

    This looks really delicious. I haven’t really tried quinoa, but I am going to have to try it in this recipe.

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks, Michelle! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  9. eazynazy

    This smoothie looks delicious <3 gonna try this soon

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks, Eazynazy! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  10. Sandeep Reddy

    Impressive, Gonna try with my mom. Gonna watch her reaction 😛

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Haha, let me know what her reaction was, Sandeep! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  11. sveeteskapes

    I love quinoa and chocolate but never thought of adding quinoa in my smoothie. SHould definitely give this a try.

    xx, Kusum

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Do try, Kusum! 🙂

      18 . Apr . 2017
  12. Amber Myers

    This looks so tasty. I’m all about chocolate things, so I’d give this a try!

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Good to know, Amber! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  13. gaborvantolna

    Im just experiencing quinoa and this looks like a way to go.. I will try today…

    07 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thank you, let me know how it turned out! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
      • gaborvantolna

        Well I did it with sugar, because I can’t have honey… Was delicious!!! Thanks again!

        18 . Apr . 2017
        • Radhika Mundra

          I’m so glad you liked it! <3

          20 . Apr . 2017
  14. Hey Sharonoox

    I don’t think I’ve had quinoa flakes before but I bet it tastes good on smoothie. I’m not a huge fan of smoothie but my children are. Might try making this for them.

    09 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      I’m sure your children will love it, just add a little more of honey to make it sweeter.

      18 . Apr . 2017
  15. ipremrawat

    Looking yummy. Surely going to try.

    10 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thank you, Prem! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  16. Briana

    I just pinned this recipe. It looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

    11 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks so much, Briana! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  17. Quirky Engineer

    This smoothie seems so simple. Totally trying to out for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      How did it turn out? 🙂

      18 . Apr . 2017
  18. chelf

    This looks both delicious and very filling as well!It would be amazing as breakfast ir dessert and I honestly dont see why not as lunch and dinner! Thank you so much for sharing! I will make it this week for sure!

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      It sure is filling, my sister skipped lunch after having this smoothie! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  19. Kimberly C.

    I’ve heard of Quinoa before, but never actually tried it and deffinately in the form of a smoothie. It sounds really healthy and looks yummie. Best of all, it seems real easy to make. I might try to make that smoothie myself.

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks, Kimberly! Do let me know how it turns out! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  20. Sara Imes

    It sounds great …a great post

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thank you, Sara! xx

      18 . Apr . 2017
  21. Christie Brown

    Yummy! I’m still to try adding quinoa to my smoothies, but I imagine it’d go with pretty much any flavour/ingredients. Great recipe, girl. 🙂

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Sure, Christie, you can experiment with frozen fruits, it tastes great! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  22. Tony (tonyandkimoutdooradventures)

    Yes breakfast is the most important. Great recipe to try, thanks for sharing.

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks, Tony! 🙂

      18 . Apr . 2017
  23. Yvette

    YUMMO! love me a delicious smoothie! perfect for breakfast on the go!

    12 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      It sure is perfect, do give it a try! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  24. CurvyLogic.Com

    Sounds right up my alley! Can’t wait to try it!

    13 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Good to know! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  25. The Trophy WifeStyle

    Omg can we say yum?! I just love smoothies!!! Must give your recipe a try

    13 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Sure, do and let me know how it turns out! 😀

      18 . Apr . 2017
  26. nisha

    Chocolate quinoa smoothie not only healthy but also delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    13 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Glad you like it, Nisha! Do give it a try. 🙂

      18 . Apr . 2017
  27. Blair Villanueva

    Quinoa sounds good and healthylicious. I would love to try it!

    15 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Thanks, Blair! Do give it a try! 🙂

      18 . Apr . 2017
  28. Felicia

    This is a very interesting recipe! I did not know quinoa could be used as a smoothie ingredient. You mentioned agave nectar. What is that and where can I get some?

    15 . Apr . 2017
    • Radhika Mundra

      Hey Felicia! Agave nectar is a sweetener which is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. You can buy it on various online sites.

      18 . Apr . 2017
  29. Everything On A Plate

    A quick healthy way to start the day ! Waiting for more quick recipes 😉

    18 . Apr . 2017
  30. munniofalltrades

    It such a cool idea to incorporate quinoa in a milkshake. Loved the recipe and I am definitely going to start making it for breakfast. What other flavors do you think will go well with quinoa?

    18 . Apr . 2017
  31. Ruchie

    It looks yummy !!!

    18 . Apr . 2017
  32. Sonali

    I am hungry after checking this recipe. Gonna try soon

    18 . Apr . 2017
  33. Leenata Kasawlekar

    Looks yum. A combination of healthy as well as yummy is surely very appealing. I am gonna try this one. 🙂

    19 . Apr . 2017
  34. Sumit Sharma

    Really simple and detailed recipe.

    Thanks

    19 . Apr . 2017

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