An apple a day… mixed with cinnamon and raisins in a breakfast quinoa dish is as tasty as it sounds. With a touch of sweetness, this combination of protein, grains and fruit will get your fall and winter mornings off to a cozy start. Cinnamon-Apple-Raisin Breakfast Quinoa is also a healthy alternative to a typical bowl of oatmeal!

Cinnamon Apple Raisin Breakfast Quinoa

  • 2 scoops Herbalife Nutrition Protein Drink Mix, Vanilla
  • 2 medium apples (I used Honeycrisp)
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¾ cups water
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • Remove core from apples but leave on the skin. Chop finely. 
  • Mix quinoa, water, milk, raisins, cinnamon, salt and apples in a large saucepan.  
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes. The apples will be soft, and the quinoa will have absorbed the liquid. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in Protein Drink Mix.  
  • Divide among two bowls. Serve with a little extra milk, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts

Makes 2 servings

Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.