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Berry Bowl with Quinoa and Walnuts – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

Don’t you just love electric bowls? You just start with a whole grain and layer on pretty, nutrient-rich toppings and you’ve got an easy, delicious meal in one. This super simple recipe for Berry Bowl with Quinoa and Walnuts is inspired by berry season, when a variety of gorgeous, colorful, seasonal fruits are in season. Although you can turn to frozen or dried berries when they are not available in the off season year-round. Those fresh berries are paired with hearty, protein-rich quinoa flavored with chia seeds and walnuts in this super simple, hearty plant-based quinoa bowl. If you use precooked quinoa you can have this completely vegetarian, gluten-free bowl ready in just 5 minutes (you can save some for when you cook it for another meal).

Enjoy this recipe as a quinoa breakfast bowl, or try packing this berry bowl to prepare for lunches or weeknight meals. With only 8 ingredients, you can turn to this healthy recipe any time. While this recipe makes a single serving, you can double or triple it for meal prep or to serve more in your home. You can vary the fruit depending on the season — try peaches, persimmons, and pomegranates to extend this recipe into seasons.

Watch this video on how to make this easy recipe for Berry Bowl with Quinoa and Walnuts here and on IG Live.


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This healthy, delicious 5-minute berry bowl with quinoa and walnuts is plant-based (vegan), gluten-free, and packed with nutrition and satisfaction. Serve it as a breakfast quinoa bowl or as a berry bowl for any meal and snack occasion.

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa* (rainbow, red or white)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based yogurt (i.e., soy, almond, coconut)
  • pinch cardamom
  • 1/4 cup blackberries (fresh, frozen, dried)

  • 1/4 cup sliced ​​strawberries (fresh, frozen, dried)

  • 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh, frozen, dried)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  1. In a bowl (3-cup capacity), whisk together cooked quinoa, yogurt, and cardamom until smooth.
  2. Arrange toppings over quinoa mixture: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and chia seeds.
  3. serve immediately! Or, store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days before serving.


* To cook quinoa, combine 1 cup washed quinoa with 2 1/2 cups water and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the remaining water. Makes about 2 1/4 cups cooked quinoa (enough to make 3 Power Bowls).

  • prep time: 5 minutes
  • grade: breakfast
  • Meal: American


  • serving size: 1
  • Calories: 388
  • sugar: 8 grams
  • Sodium: 35 grams
  • thick: 17 grams
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49 g
  • Fiber: 13 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams

Keyword: Power Bowl, Berry, Quinoa

For other healthy, plant-based bowls, check out the following:

Tofu Kale Power Bowl with Tahini Dressing
Moroccan Chickpea Sorghum Bowl
green goddess cereal bowl
Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Poke Bowl with Tofu, Watermelon, and Quinoa

Check out this blog to know more about the health benefits of berries.

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