\Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this cannabis-infused breakfast power bowl is packed with plant-based protein and important nutrients to help you stay full and focused all morning.
Table of Contents
- Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Ingredient Notes
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Alternate Infusion Options
- How to Cook Quinoa
- Determine The Dose
- Cannabis Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe
- An easy-to-make breakfast bowl
- Multiple different infusion options
- Tips and tricks for customizing your bowl
Why You Will Love This Recipe
More and more members of my Well With Cannabis Community have expressed how much they love to use edibles to ‘wake and bake.’
Wake and Bake is the act of consuming cannabis to medicate first thing in the morning.
Whether you use cannabis edibles recreationally or medically, pairing cannabis with a yummy breakfast is the perfect way to start the day.
It’s even better when it’s a healthy cannabis recipe that can help fuel your body and set you up for feeling great all morning long.
In this post, I will discuss how you can infuse this cannabis berry quinoa breakfast bowl, including cannabis milk or cream, cannabis sugar, or cannabis oil.
- Quinoa: if you haven’t already, you will want to cook the quinoa
- Milk: choose between traditional dairy milk, plant-based milk, or cannabis-infused milk
- Maple syrup: or agave syrup or infused honey, for sweetness
- Vanilla extract: for flavor
- Almonds: or your choice of nut or seed
- Berries: any kind you like, fresh or frozen are great choices
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 – If you haven’t already, prepare the quinoa according to the package directions and drain well.
- Step 2 – In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the cooked quinoa and cannabis milk.
- Step 3 – Cook low and slow until the quinoa is warmed through, about 5-10 minutes. During this time, ensure the temperature does not exceed 180°F. If the milk gets too hot, it may curdle.
- Step 4 – Once warmed through, stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Step 5 – Evenly divide the mixture among four bowls. Evenly top each bowl with fresh berries and slivered almonds and enjoy.
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Alternate Infusion Options
As I am always teaching my cannabis community members, there are many ways to infuse something.
It is always best to choose an option based on your personal preferences, what you have on hand and your tolerance.
Remember, not everyone reacts to cannabis edibles the same way.
We will include one of our staple cannabis recipes for this recipe.
With these recipes, the cannabis has already been decarboxylated and infused or extracted into something else.
This makes preparing this recipe simple and easy.
Cannabis Milk or Cream
My favorite way to infuse this recipe is with cannabis milk or cream, or if you’re dairy-free, cannabis-infused coconut milk.
While I always recommend infusing full-fat milk or cream, it is your choice which one you want to add to this recipe.
Both options make this quinoa bowl creamy and delicious, but infused cream will make this recipe exceptionally rich and decadent.
If you prefer to use a different kind of milk, choose one from the choices below and infuse this breakfast bowl with cannabis sugar or cannabis oil according to the directions below.
Milk & Plant-Based Alternatives
As we know, milk choices really are a personal preference for everyone.
Luckily, this recipe is flexible, and you can use any type of milk you desire.
Whether it be a traditional dairy-based or a dairy-free alternative, switching milk for any plant milk will work just fine.
Plant milk substitutions include:
- Coconut Milk
- Almond milk
- Hemp seed milk
- Pea milk
- Oat milk
- Soy milk
- Cashew milk
- Sunflower seed milk
Cannabis sugar is so versatile and works well in this recipe.
If you’ve never made cannabis sugar before, it’s a very easy process, and you can choose to use either white sugar or a sugar-free alternative like monk fruit sweetener.
You pour the tincture over the sugar and allow the alcohol to evaporate.
The cannabis is left behind on the sugar through evaporation, leaving you with perfect, shelf-stable cannabis sugar.
For a complete guide, learn how to make your very own cannabis sugar here.
If you decide to infuse this recipe with cannabis sugar, it is up to you to decide how much you want to add.
This will depend on how strong your sugar is and your personal tolerance levels.
Cannabis oil is another easy and versatile way to infuse this recipe.
There are so many different cannabis oil infusions to choose from, so it’s up to you what type of cannabis oil you want to use.
Some of my top choices would be:
If you decide to infuse this recipe with cannabis oil, it is up to you to decide how much you want to add.
This will depend on how strong your oil is and your tolerance levels.
How to Cook Quinoa
You may have heard the word quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, but have been reluctant to try it. Have no fear!
It is similar to rice but with a bit more nutritional value and a slightly nutty flavor.
Quinoa is considered to be nutritionally superior to both brown rice and oatmeal as it contains more plant-based protein and more certain vitamins and minerals – which make it an excellent breakfast choice.
It is also a naturally gluten-free whole grain.
Don’t worry; quinoa is just as easy to prepare as rice or oatmeal. All you have to do is boil it in water, milk, or any liquid you like, such as vegetable or bone broth.
Quinoa is prepared in a 1:2 ratio with
I love to make this recipe in a big batch on Sunday and keep it in the fridge, so I have a healthy & easy breakfast all week long.
What else can you make with quinoa? Check out these recipes:
Don’t Forget to Wash Your Quinoa
You may have only thought of quinoa as a savory ingredient, but this breakfast bowl is a great way to highlight the versatility and adaptability of this nutritious grain.
The best part about quinoa is that it can be used in both hot or cold dishes, sweet or savory dishes.
But, the most important thing to remember when preparing quinoa is to rinse your quinoa before you cook it.
Quinoa has a natural surface protectant known as saponin, producing a bitter, soapy taste (hence the name).
If you don’t rinse the quinoa first, you won’t like the final result – and a say that from experience.
Trust me on this one – just wash it!
The Benefits of Quinoa
Technically this whole grain is a seed but has many health properties needed to be considered a grain.
Quinoa can come in three main colors, white, red, or black quinoa.
Quinoa is an excellent protein source and a rare plant-based complete protein source, meaning that quinoa contains all of the essential amino acids our bodies require.
Quinoa is also naturally gluten-free, meaning removing any part of the grain via unnatural processes is unnecessary.
Determine The Dose
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Cannabis Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- If you haven't already, prepare the quinoa according to the package directions and drain well.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the cooked quinoa and cannabis milk.
- Cook low and slow until the quinoa is warmed all the way through, about 5-10 minutes. During this time, ensure the temperature does not exceed 180°F. If the the milk gets too hot, it may curdle.
- Once warmed through, stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Evenly divide the mixture among four bowls.
- Evenly top each bowl with fresh berries and slivered almonds and enjoy.