Strawberry Coco Chia Quinoa Breakfast Recipe by Dr. Daryl

You’re going to love the recipe I’m sharing today.

You might be thinking strawberries are out of season this time of year. And that’s true, but Strawberry Coco Chia Quinoa actually makes a great fall morning breakfast. You can enjoy it warm or cold, it comes together in minutes with a little prep the night before, and it will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long.

We like to prep both the quinoa and the strawberry chia on Sunday evening in a big batch that will last several days. It makes this super easy to put together on weekday mornings.

If you wanted something a little more seasonal, you could swap pear or even pumpkin for the strawberries. Just make sure you change the toppings accordingly.

I like to add a scoopful of our Acid-Kicking Plant-Based Protein to get some clean protein with my first meal of the day without whey, sugar, or any artificial ingredients. Plus, one little scoop increases the healthy fat factor of this yummy breakfast.

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If you don’t have plant-based protein powder at home, you can use a date for sweetness instead, but keep in mind it will increase the sugar content a little.


Ingredients [Serves 2]

1 cup cooked or steamed quinoa
2 cups filtered water
5 tbsp. chia seeds
1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup quartered strawberries
1 scoop Vanilla Coconut Acid-Kicking Plant-Based Protein (substitute 1 pitted date)
4 sliced strawberries
4 tbsp. slivered or sliced almonds
4 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut flakes


Either steam 1 cup of quinoa in a rice cooker, or, in a pot, combine 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of filtered water. Cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed, and set aside in refrigerator.

For Strawberry Chia: Add the strawberries, almond milk, and protein powder (or pitted date) to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a jar or a glass container and add chia seeds. Mix well until all chia seeds are covered with the liquid. Cover with a tight lid and leave in the fridge overnight to allow chia to thicken and gel up.

In the morning, place the chia seeds in a bowl. Add the quinoa, strawberry slices, almonds, and shredded coconut flakes and enjoy!

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Dr. Daryl

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