Breakfast Quinoa

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Blog, Breakfast, breakfast, Whats on My Plate | 10 comments

Breakfast Quinoa

Until recently I thought of quinoa only as a dinner or lunch option.  Although you might not be sure how to pronounce it many of you have probably heard of quinoa.  It has been featured on Dr. Oz, Whole Living Magazine, and many other credible nutritional health sources.  So what’s all the buzz around quinoa? Quinoa is a complete protein meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs.  This makes it a great choice for our vegan 7 day challenge and for vegetarians in general.

I’ve said before that I like to try to start my day off with protein and fiber.  I added fruit to the quinoa along with almond milk, sliced almond, pitted cherries, psyllium husks and drizzled it with honey.  It was a really light breakfast but it kept me full through my morning hike with my dog and through my morning workout!

Ingredients:

Preparation: Mix all ingredients in bowl and Serve. If you want it hot pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. Trying this tomorrow!

  2. This looks lovely, I’ve always wanted to try breakfast quinoa! Is the almond milk essential or could you just cook it with water? It’s quite expensive near me, so I was wondering if plain quinoa with cinnamon and fruit would work just like porridge?

    Love your blog, and good luck with the vegan challenge 🙂 x

    • Emily you can definitely use a little water. You really don’t need to much liquid anyways, just a splash. Have you ever made your own almond milk? I’m going to post a recipe next week about it so stay tuned! Love your blog by the way, its beautiful. xo

      • Thank you 🙂
        I haven’t tried but I am curious, so might have to check out your recipe! X

    • I put cinnamon and whatever fruit I have lying around in mine and it’s delicious!

  3. This sounds delicious!

    • you would like this! And you can use any fruit that you want!! xxo

  4. I love doing this 🙂 I usually make a batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and eat it throughout. I also add cardamom pods (4 per cup of dry quinoa) to the mix and boil it with the quinoa to give it a really nice taste. Flax seed meal works really well with this too

    • Awesome idea Elizabeth, I’ll have to try that!

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