Ashley Simper Shows Us How To Make Breakfast Berry Quinoa

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When was the last time you tried something new for breakfast? If it has been a while, here’s your chance. Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics media spokesperson, Ashley Simper, is here with a recipe that is sure to get you ready to face the day.

Here is the recipe:

WMBD Living Well

Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN

Community/Outpatient Dietitian

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson

Breakfast Berry Quinoa

Change up your morning routine with this twist on a classic breakfast!


Cooking spray

1 ½ cups quinoa, uncooked and rinsed

3 cups skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ cups frozen mixed berries

2 Tablespoon Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend

Almonds and fresh fruit, as needed for topping


  1. Lightly spray sides of crock-pot with non-stick cooking spray.  Add all ingredients, stir, cover, and cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Spoon out into serving bowls.  Top off with additional ingredients if desired (almonds, fresh berries, etc.).  Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Serves 6

Nutrition Information

Per 1 cup

Calories:  250

Total Fat:  3 g

   Saturated Fat:  0 g

Sodium:  54 mg

Total Carbohydrate:  49 g

   Dietary Fiber:  5 g

   Sugars:   15 g

Protein:  10 g

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