Cherry Berry Quinoa

Cherry Berry Quinoa (THM E, NSI, Low Fat) This low fat Cherry Berry Quinoa is great for breakfast or as a sweet treat. Packed full of healthy carbs and just enough protein not to spike your blood sugar.

Cherry Berry Quinoa is a great low-fat option for breakfast or when you need a healthy sweet treat.

This recipe is so easy to make and keep on hand. It requires no special ingredients for Trim Healthy Mama’s and cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot or you can make it on the stove top.

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Cherry Berry Quinoa is Healthy and Energizing

Keeping your carbs and fats separate is key to your Trim & Healthy journey. Cherry Berry Quinoa is a low-fat, moderate protein and whole grain carb source.

“Being low-fat this dish allows your body to burn through the carbs and then start working on fat stores within your body. “

Why Healthy Carbs are Important

We all need healthy carbs they are what fuels our adrenal system and gives us energy to burn throughout our day. When you remove these carb sources totally from your diet it can cause you some major health issues. So make sure to include them a few times a week.

How I Enjoy Cherry Berry Quinoa

Personally, I love enjoying this as a healthy breakfast paired with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of 0% Greek Yogurt layered into a parfait to make it extra special. I even drizzle a bit of slim belly jelly on top to give it that extra little oomph.

Cherry Berry Quinoa also makes for a great snack when I’m working out or just feel like I’m dragging along throughout the day.

 

Cherry Berry Quinoa
 
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This low fat Cherry Berry Quinoa is great for breakfast or as a sweet treat. Packed full of healthy carbs and just enough protein not to spike your blood sugar.
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Recipe type: Quinoa
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cherry Berry Tea
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons THM Super Sweet Blend (or Equivilent)
  • 1 cup cherries, frozen, unsweetened (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts (chopped)
Instructions
Stovetop:
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions replacing the water with Cherry Berry Tea.
  2. Transfer quinoa into a bowl. While still warm, add nuts and vanilla. Mix thoroughly and top with berries. Serve in a to-go container or cup. Best served hot or at room temperature.
Instant Pot:
  1. Rinse and drain 1 cup of quinoa. Place in your liner, add Cherry Berry Tea and sweetener. Stir to combine. Place lid on your instant pot, lock and put vent into sealing position.
  2. Process for 1 minute on manual high. After Natural pressure release, stir in vanilla extract, walnuts and cherries. Served Topped with a dollop of sweetened 0% Greek Yogurt.
Notes
Serve with 0% Greek Yogurt or a low fat egg white omelet.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 140 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 23g Sodium: 6mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg

8 Comments

  1. Susan

    What is Cherry Berry Tea?

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      it’s a fruit tea from celestial seasonings 🙂 I use it to make this and my Good Girl Moonshine.

      Reply
      1. Arletta

        So do you steep the tea ahead of time? 2 teabags for 2 cups of water?

        Reply
        1. Judy (Post author)

          yes, I do but normally use 4 tea bags for 2 cups of water 🙂

          Reply
    2. Mrs. Price

      I just made mine with water and Watkins Cherry flavoring. It tasted amazing.

      Reply
      1. Judy (Post author)

        Wahhoooo 🙂 Love that you are making it your own 🙂

        Reply
  2. Sarah

    This looks so delicious, Judy! I can’t wait to try it! It will be my first ever quinoa recipe!!!

    Reply
    1. Judy (Post author)

      That’s awesome Sarah, I hope you enjoy it 🙂

      Reply

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