Quinoa for breakfast?…Yep!

Quinoa for breakfast?…Yep!

Quinoa is usually thought of as a side dish for dinner, or tossed on top of a salad for lunch, but it can also be a fantastic way to start your day when eaten as a hot cereal for breakfast.  Since it is packed with protein and high in fiber it will keep you feeling full and energized for hours.

I like to make a few servings and keep it in the fridge for a few days, so all I have to do is reheat some in the am.  You can add fresh fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, chai seeds, or whatever toppings you like to make each morning breakfast a little different during the week.

Ingredients:

2 cups white quinoa

1 cup light coconut milk

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk

pinch of salt

Prepare:

Rinse and clean the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer removing any dark pieces.

In a small saucepan add the quinoa and toast over medium heat until the water has dried.

Pour in the almond milk, coconut milk and salt.  Stir everything together and bring to a boil.  Once Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally.

When liquid is fully absorbed remove from heat.

Portion into bowl and sweeten with honey, maple syrup or stevia to your liking.

Top with any fresh fruits, berries, nuts etc.

Let the remainder cool and store in fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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