May 23, 2012

{warm & nutty quinoa cereal}

here is a breakfast recipe for you all.

i have to say…as much as i try to love oatmeal, even all dressed up with fruits & things, it will just never be my favorite - maybe some of it has to do with the texture?

so instead of oatmeal, i've opted for quinoa most mornings, lately. its equally filling & you can treat it exactly as you would oatmeal.  quinoa is massively good for you - its contains all 9 essential amino acids, magnesium & is gluten free - all in those tiny little grains!

you will need:
- quinoa, soaked & cooked.
{i make about 2 cups of quinoa at the beginning of the week. sunday night i combine 4 cups of water & 2 cups quinoa in a saucepan & add 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar let soak overnight & cook covered the next morning for about 20 minutes - just check on it. its cooking style is similar to rice. all extras go in a ball jar in our fridge for more breakfasts in the week}
- a splash or two of coconut milk
- frozen berries, banana, kiwi etc…
- walnuts
- maple syrup
- cinnamon

each morning i pull out a small saucepan, add a cup or so of quinoa, coconut milk, frozen fruits - usually raspberries, walnuts & cinnamon. the cinnamon is very important. heat until warmed thru & add banana, kiwi or whatever other fruits you like. it is my new favorite go-to breakfast.

hope you enjoy :)


3 comments:

  1. yum! i'm gonna try it.... i've been looking at recipes for quinoa...

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  2. Looks yummy! I can't wait to try it.
    I also pinned it. :)

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  3. I never thought of eating quinoa this way. I had it in salads and as a starch with dinner. I'm the chef, who is always open to learning new things. Thank you. I wil definately try it.

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