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Apple Cranberry Quinoa

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed. - Nourishment Connection


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Apple cranberry juice 100% juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 4 cups Mixed berries


Start on the Quinoa

  • Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  • Bring the fruit juice and water to a boil. As soon as the liquid boils at a slight pinch of salt to it.
  • Add your quinoa to the liquid, stir it, and cover it.
  • As soon as it comes back up to a boil, reduce the heat to keep it at a simmer (medium low heat to medium). Once it's cooked there will be no more water at the bottom of the pan, about 16-18 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes. Then fluff it (which means gently stir it.)

Prep the Rest

  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop your nuts and prep your fruit.
  • This amount of quinoa makes about four servings, so if you're cutting strawberries or setting aside blueberries and blackberries, you can prep four cups.
  • For the fiber and other nutritive qualities, I eat 1 cup of berries with my cup of grain for breakfast.

Put it all together!

  • If you're prepping food for the week like I do, you can put all of the quinoa and nuts together in one large container and take it out a cup at a time OR
  • Package it in smaller containers with about 1 cup of quinoa and a little more than a tablespoon of ground nuts in each.
  • I add the fruit the day I am eating it - up to you, do it how it works for you.


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