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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.
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
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
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
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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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!
A friend is throwing a party this coming weekend. I will suggest this one as a desert. I’d love to taste this too.
Thanks so much, Anosa! Do let me know if you guys like it! 😀
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.
Thanks so much, Sondra! I’m sure you’ll love it. Do try and let me know if you liked it.
This smoothie sounds GOOD. I love a good smoothie in the morning.
Then you must try it, Robin! 😀
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.
I’m glad you like it, Elizabeth! Enjoy. 😀
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.
Quinoa is very popular in Smoothies as well, you should give it a try, Victoria!
I have made many smoothies, but never with quinoa. That sounds delicious!
Oh then you must give it a try, Kelly!
This recipe looks delicious. I cant wait to try it.
Let me know when you do! 😀
This looks really delicious. I haven’t really tried quinoa, but I am going to have to try it in this recipe.
Thanks, Michelle! 😀
This smoothie looks delicious <3 gonna try this soon
Thanks, Eazynazy! 😀
Impressive, Gonna try with my mom. Gonna watch her reaction 😛
Haha, let me know what her reaction was, Sandeep! 😀
I love quinoa and chocolate but never thought of adding quinoa in my smoothie. SHould definitely give this a try.
Do try, Kusum! 🙂
This looks so tasty. I’m all about chocolate things, so I’d give this a try!
Good to know, Amber! 😀
Im just experiencing quinoa and this looks like a way to go.. I will try today…
Thank you, let me know how it turned out! 😀
Well I did it with sugar, because I can’t have honey… Was delicious!!! Thanks again!
I’m so glad you liked it! <3
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.
I’m sure your children will love it, just add a little more of honey to make it sweeter.
Looking yummy. Surely going to try.
Thank you, Prem! 😀
I just pinned this recipe. It looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks so much, Briana! 😀
This smoothie seems so simple. Totally trying to out for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!
How did it turn out? 🙂
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!
It sure is filling, my sister skipped lunch after having this smoothie! 😀
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.
Thanks, Kimberly! Do let me know how it turns out! 😀
It sounds great …a great post
Thank you, Sara! xx
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. 🙂
Sure, Christie, you can experiment with frozen fruits, it tastes great! 😀
Yes breakfast is the most important. Great recipe to try, thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Tony! 🙂
YUMMO! love me a delicious smoothie! perfect for breakfast on the go!
It sure is perfect, do give it a try! 😀
Sounds right up my alley! Can’t wait to try it!
Good to know! 😀
Omg can we say yum?! I just love smoothies!!! Must give your recipe a try
Sure, do and let me know how it turns out! 😀
Chocolate quinoa smoothie not only healthy but also delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Glad you like it, Nisha! Do give it a try. 🙂
Quinoa sounds good and healthylicious. I would love to try it!
Thanks, Blair! Do give it a try! 🙂
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?
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.
A quick healthy way to start the day ! Waiting for more quick recipes 😉
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?
It looks yummy !!!
I am hungry after checking this recipe. Gonna try soon
Looks yum. A combination of healthy as well as yummy is surely very appealing. I am gonna try this one. 🙂
Really simple and detailed recipe.
I tried this smoothie recipe and it tastes just awesome. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
Thanks so much! Glad it worked out for you! 🙂