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Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

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Disclosure: By posting this Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.

Ever have a sundae for breakfast? Ever have a sundae for breakfast and feel super virtuous while eating it???

If you have {eaten one that is} that’s A-ok. But you could probably eat this “Maine meets the Tropics” inspired Warm Tropical Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae, EVERY morning, and feel a little smug about yourself, because it’s chock full of antioxidant rich wild blueberries {Yes, wild. More on this in a sec…} and other yummy, healthy stuff including quinoa, coconut, and macadamia nuts-hence the “tropical” theme.

So, let’s talk Wild Blueberries…

Wild Blueberries

Did you know I almost always have a bag of frozen wild blueberries in my freezer at all times?

That’s because, although I love all types of blueberries, wild blueberries are super duper tasty and can be eaten year round, thanks to our modern day freezer storage.  Something to be very thankful for indeed!

And, something else very impressive I just learned recently, is that wild blueberries also have twice the antioxidant capacity of cultivated blueberries.

How cool is that???

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae
More Wild Blueberry Fun Facts…

  • Wild blueberries owe a big thanks to anthocyanin, a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant capacity, for giving them both their gorgeous deep-blue pigment, as well as their nutrition superstar status.
  • Although research is on going in all areas, the potential health benefits of eating wild blueberries may extend to multiple medical conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart health, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Wild blueberries love the glacial soils and climate of Downeast Maine {where my Aunt and Uncle live and my Aunt makes the best wild blueberry creations ever!} and Canada, where they have grown naturally for 10,000 years. If you want to eat them fresh you’d better make a trip to Maine or Canada in August or September, but if you can’t make it there, no worries, because you can find the frozen fresh Wild Blueberries year round in a supermarket near you.
  • The Wild Blueberry Association of North America has a wonderful website I highly encourage you to visit to learn more about this delicious little fruit.

And, as I mentioned earlier, you can eat wild blueberries in a nutrient packed breakfast sundae and feel smug and virtuous all day long, and since I made you two, you can eat the second sundae for dessert!

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Maine {or Canada} meets the tropics in this nutrient packed breakfast sundae with wild blueberries, quinoa, coconut, and macadamia nuts. It’s a sundae you can feel virtuous about eating for breakfast!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen fresh wild blueberries
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut or brown sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • Heat a small saute pan over medium heat, and add chopped macadamia nuts and shredded coconut. Toss nuts and coconut together, stirring frequently to prevent from burning, until lightly browned, or about 4-5 minutes. Remove mixture from pan and allow to cool.
  • Heat coconut oil in the same saute pan over medium heat, then add frozen wild blueberries, and stir until mixture is bubbling. Turn down heat to medium, and add ginger and optional coconut/brown sugar to wild blueberry mixture and continue stirring for about 5-6 minutes, or until blueberry sauce has reduced and thickened. Remove from heat and set aside while you assemble sundaes.
  • Place 1/2 scoop each of warm cooked quinoa {you may make quinoa ahead of time and reheat before preparing sundaes} in 2 glasses/bowls/sundae dishes and top with 1 heaping tablespoon each of wild blueberry syrup mixture and nut/coconut mixture. Next, top each sundae with 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, then divide remaining wild blueberry syrup and nuts/coconut and place on top of breakfast sundaes. Serve while still warm.

Notes

  • Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, but could easily be made vegan by using a dairy free yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2.9mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword blueberry recipes, breakfast sundae, healthy breakfast bowl, quinoa recipes
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Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Are you a wild blueberry lover too? What’s your favorite way to eat wild blueberries? Did you know wild blueberries were such nutrition rockstars???

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17 thoughts on “Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae”

  1. This is such a creative recipe! Naughty-looking but packed with nutrition in the wild blueberries and quinoa – and I love the tropical twist! I’d love to add this to my breakfast rotation 🙂

  2. These look amazing! I love your idea of Maine meeting warmer weather- quinoa sundaes are something I need to get into. I always cook my quinoa with an herb blend so leftovers aren’t convenient for breakfast, but I can easily fix that now that I have this idea!

  3. I want to dive head first into this gorgeous looking sundae! Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of quinoa so I’ll probably try another whole grain with this. But I love love the wild blueberry, coconut and macadamia nut combo for sure 🙂

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