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I’m sooooo excited for this collaboration! I get really pumped when a brand contacts me, but when it’s a brand that I already love, I get really really REALLY excited! Silk makes my absolute favorite Almondmilk, and all I want to do is talk about how creamy and tasty it is, but I’m trying my best to refrain becauseeeeee today it’s all about Silk Soymilk!

You guys know that I am allllll about the plant based protein on my blog and milk totally counts towards that! Silk Soymilk has 8 grams of plant-powered protein per serving. It also has no cholesterol, no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, no high-fructose corn syrup, is low in saturated fat, free of gluten, and is verified by the Non-GMO Project.

You’ve probably heard this all of your life, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But let’s get cereal (haha) breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that you need to get through the day and influences how we perform physically and mentally. Plus, studies show that breakfast is important in maintaining a healthy body weight.

If you’re planning on going for a run or working out later don’t skip out on breakfast, and definitely don’t skip your protein! You don’t have to eat a jar of protein powder for breakfast, but by eating a balanced breakfast with a serving of protein, you will feel satisfied and energized to conquer the day and your workout!

Today’s recipe is a Banana Berry Breakfast Quinoa made with Silk Vanilla Soymilk. It’s similar to oatmeal, but made with quinoa which is a complete protein! Most people don’t think of quinoa as a breakfast food, but it can be a great addition to some recipes and adds an extra punch of protein and nutty flavor to your basic breakfast!

I usually make this breakfast quinoa with tropical types of fruits or apple and cinnamon since I have a severe allergy to most berries, but I know seeing the same tropical fruits on my blog over and over again can get kind of boring so I wanted to do a fun banana berry combo for my bunnies! Matt was my taste tester on this one, and he said it was “REALLY GOOD!”

Silk-Banana-Berry-Breakfast-Quinoa-2Interested in trying Silk Soymilk? Signup on the Silk website to receive a 75¢ off coupon!

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Silk Banana Berry Breakfast Quinoa
Serves 1

1/2 cup Silk Vanilla Soymilk
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup blueberries and blackberries
1/2 banana, sliced

1. Combine quinoa, Silk Vanilla Soymilk, and berries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until all liquid has absorbed.
3. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a bowl and add a splash of Silk Vanilla Soymilk until desired texture/creaminess is desired.
4. Top with sliced banana and a small handful of berries. Enjoy warm.

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*Must use a valid email address to enter. Must be a US resident to enter. Giveaway ends on Sunday, March 24th at 11:59 PM (PDT). 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, March 25th. Health & Happinessxo-Catherine This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

66 Comments on Silk Banana Berry Breakfast Quinoa + Giveaway

  1. Ka'ili
    May 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite Silk Almond Coconut blend! Love it! 🙂

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  2. Kaylee
    May 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Eekk! I love quinoa for breakfast!

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  3. April V
    May 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Vanilla!

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  4. Angie Jerde
    May 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Oooh I would love to try the coconut or you can never go wrong with chocolate. I am a huge fan so thanks for this giveaway!

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  5. jeanne
    May 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I usually go for their almond milk too but I would love to try their vanilla soymilk!

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  6. danielle
    May 20, 2015 at 5:39 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks great! I would love to try it with the unsweetened almond milk, has anyone tried this recipe cold (the next morning)?

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  7. Jenny
    May 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I would never have thought to do quinoa for breakfast! Excited to try this and Silk almond milk!!!

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  8. annmarie
    May 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This recipe looks delicious! I’m excited to try the vanilla flavor 🙂

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  9. Michelle
    May 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the almond milk as well! So yummy!

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  10. Cynthia
    May 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I had no idea one could be allergic to berries! I’ve never tried quinoa for breakfast, have to give this recipe a try.

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  11. Kelsey
    May 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve never ever ever ever heard about that – but it looks freaking delish. That’s what I love about your blog – there are so many recipes that look/taste awesome that I would never think to make and have never heard of!

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  12. kristyn
    May 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm (2 years ago)

    i love their unsweetened almond milk in vanilla. i would love to try the vanilla soy or even chocolate:)

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  13. Devon
    May 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Yummy! The chocolate flavor sounds delicious!

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  14. Beth McCarthy
    May 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Any!!! I’ve never tried them!

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  15. Janae
    May 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t used or tried this silk soymilk yet….would love to try it sometime maybe. I love using my Blue Diamond variety milks….but I would try this..I love cooking and making new recipes with them.

    Looks yum Catherine! Are you going to be doing a YouTube video anytime again soon?

    We’ll take care, your awesome! Lol!

    Janae xoxo

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  16. Corrine
    May 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Organic Unsweetened. =)

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  17. Lydia Claire
    May 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d like to try the unsweetened chocolate!

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  18. Catherine
    May 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Vanilla is always my go to for nearly everything I make but I would love to try replacing some of it with chocolate just to try 🙂

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  19. alanah r
    May 20, 2015 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    looks delicious with any flavor!!

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  20. Jennifer Essad
    May 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I enjoy the Vanilla, I can use this in my baking and cooking as well

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  21. Karen
    May 21, 2015 at 1:24 am (2 years ago)

    Is love to try vanilla’

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  22. Brenda Rivard
    May 21, 2015 at 2:22 am (2 years ago)

    The chocolate cashew. We love the cashew milk!!

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  23. Sheila
    May 21, 2015 at 5:07 am (2 years ago)

    Definitely vanilla, so good!

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  24. Dana
    May 21, 2015 at 5:17 am (2 years ago)

    Organic unsweetened soymilk, I’ve seen it foam up in a milk frother very well!

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  25. antoinette
    May 21, 2015 at 5:37 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve never had flavored soy milk (just plain) I would love to try vanilla or chocolate!

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  26. Kate P
    May 21, 2015 at 5:52 am (2 years ago)

    I love love LOVE the chocolate Silk. I wonder if you could make a yummy (and very decadent) chocolate breakfast quinoa with the chocolate silk and some coco powder! Not exactly healthy but it could make a yummy breakfast treat.

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  27. Julie
    May 21, 2015 at 6:24 am (2 years ago)

    Any of the almond milks would be great!

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  28. Molly Kalina
    May 21, 2015 at 7:23 am (2 years ago)

    I like the unsweetened cashew milk. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Carla S
    May 21, 2015 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    I want to try vanilla the most.

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  30. rusthawk
    May 21, 2015 at 7:45 am (2 years ago)

    chocolate is my favorite!

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  31. Rebekah Dean
    May 21, 2015 at 7:58 am (2 years ago)

    I already love silk, but I cannot wait to try this recipe!! Really want to try the dark chocolate almond milk, too!

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  32. Ashley
    May 21, 2015 at 8:21 am (2 years ago)

    Vanilla!

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  33. Brittany
    May 21, 2015 at 8:34 am (2 years ago)

    I had a quinoa parfait for breakfast this morning! LOVE.

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  34. Ana
    May 21, 2015 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

    i’d like to try the chocolate but i already love the vanilla!

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  35. Charlotte
    May 21, 2015 at 10:25 am (2 years ago)

    I love the coconut milk- almond milk combo!

    Reply
  36. cjackson924
    May 21, 2015 at 11:11 am (2 years ago)

    I love their almond coconut blend, but I’m always up to try new flavors! I prefer the unsweetened ones though 🙂

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  37. wahlsway
    May 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I am most excited to try chocolate.

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  38. Shalynn
    May 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This recipe looks super simple and yummy! Can’t wait to try their cashew milk!

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  39. Lisa S
    May 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate!!

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  40. David
    May 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to try the chocolate and very vanilla varieties.

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  41. sara
    May 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I Love the Chocolate Flavor and am excited to try all of their flavors!!

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  42. christina
    May 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm (2 years ago)

    would love to try the coconut blend!

    Reply
  43. Lauren Shaber (Lauren Lives Healthy)
    May 22, 2015 at 8:52 am (2 years ago)

    Matt & I are obsessed with their unsweetened vanilla almond milk… it’s all we drink! So happy you got to collab with them!

    Reply
  44. Salome Donenfeld
    May 22, 2015 at 9:15 am (2 years ago)

    Would love to try the chocolate!

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  45. KC
    May 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I heard Silk has an Organic Unsweetened!

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  46. Alice
    May 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to try their chocolate soy milk…I already know I’m a fan of their almond, almond-coconut, and cashew milks!

    Reply
  47. Jordan D.
    May 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I prefer unsweetened. I’d like to try the organic!

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  48. Carol Storey Costley
    May 23, 2015 at 12:04 am (2 years ago)

    I had pinned this site on Pinterest a while ago and just now got around to looking at it. This recipe actually looks really good. I think I’ll try it.

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  49. Carol Storey Costley
    May 23, 2015 at 12:05 am (2 years ago)

    And…I would like to try a coffee flavored one if they have. If not, vanilla works for me.

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  50. susitravl
    May 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate Cashew – YUM

    Reply
  51. Veronica Urbaniak
    May 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I have never tried quinoa for breakfast, and now I am wondering why!!

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  52. Becky
    May 23, 2015 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Silk Coconut milk. I’d like to try the chocolate soy milk.

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  53. hundredforever
    May 24, 2015 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

    There’s a huge billboard near my house for Panera’s breakfast quinoa and it makes me want to try quinoa for breakfast so badly! I have yet to find a way I enjoy eating it. Will have to try this!

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  54. Madison Fiedler
    May 24, 2015 at 9:54 am (2 years ago)

    The vanilla soy milk would be fun to try! I usually buy Original Unsweatened Almond Milk, so it would be a fun change!

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  55. Becca F
    May 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Their chocolate soy milk or cashew milk!

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  56. Kelly D
    May 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I would like the chocolate flavor.

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  57. Samantha
    July 9, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Mouth watering!! Would try it this weekend. Shared to a friend!

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  58. Ashley Heinz
    September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks so yummy! Love almond milk Shared on my page!!

    Reply

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