Sunrise Quinoa: Kickstart a Good Morning

Tough night? It’s about to get better.

The sun is up, and the Lord’s love is showering upon you.

“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is your faithfulness!” (Lamentations 3:22-24).

God’s got your back. Whatever kept you up last night, nagging at your brain, he knows. He is working on it.

Put your cares into God’s inbox. It’s labeled, “Something for God to Do.”

While you wait for your answer, just receive his comfort. Breakfast is a good start.

Sunrise quinoa is bright, slightly sweet, and substantial enough to energize you until lunchtime. Feel free to substitute fruits or nuts you love—although the orange is a must-have. Enjoy!

Sunrise Quinoa

Serves 2

  • 1/2 c. quinoa
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk
  • 2 t. honey
  • 1/4 c. flaked coconut
  • 1/4 c. chopped almonds

Place quinoa, water, and salt into small saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer with lid on. After 10-15 minutes, grains will be tender and the liquid absorbed. Turn off heat, leaving pot on burner to keep warm.

Meanwhile, zest the orange and set aside. Peel and slice or dice both the orange and mango. Chop the nuts.

After cooking is complete, stir the following into the warm quinoa: orange zest, cinnamon, coconut milk, and honey.

Divide quinoa into two bowls. Top with flaked coconut, almonds, and fruit pieces. If desired, add an extra dollop of coconut milk. Sunrise Quinoa is also delicious when served cold.

Sunrise photo courtesy of Adam Le Sommer on Unsplash.


Abundant Home is designed to highlight God's love for us through family relationships. Our first relationship is with Jesus Christ, who promises, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

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