Chocolate for breakfast? Yep, cocoa can absolutely start your day off right. Mix the powder with banana and quinoa for essential amino acids and protein, which will keep you energized all morning long. Pro tip: Make this recipe the night before, then reheat in the a.m. so you can hit the snooze button and still have breakfast.

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Recipe by: Glow Kitchen
Makes: 2 servings
​Ready in: 20 minutes


1/2 cup quinoa
1 1/4 cup almond milk, divided
1/2 cup water
Sea salt
1 banana, half mashed, half cut into slices
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh mint


1. Bring quinoa, 1 cup almond milk, water, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot.

2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until all liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove quinoa from stove and transfer to a bowl.

3. Mix in mashed banana, honey, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Stir until evenly combined.

4. Pour remaining 1/4 cup of almond milk over quinoa, and garnish with banana slices and mint.