Add Cherries to Your Breakfast with This Quinoa Recipe

The tasty cherry–July’s Harvest of the Month–ranks as one of the most health-protective foods. What better way to start your day than with a breakfast that includes vitamin-rich cherries? Click here to print the recipe.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dried, unsweetened cherries
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pistachios, chopped

Add quinoa and almond milk to sauce pan over medium heat and cover. Bring to a low boil and reduce to a simmer. Stir in cherries, cocoa powder and agave nectar. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the milk is absorbed by the quinoa. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and mix in pistachios. Great for breakfast!

Serves 4