Monday, May 13, 2013

Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast Quinoa
Breakfast Quinoa
I found a new love! Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love my oatmeal for breakfast! But I found this recipe in the P90X2 nutrition guide and I just fell in love! If you don't know what Quinoa is I will explain! It is a grain that is also a complete protein and has a crunchy texture. It can be used as a side dish with your dinner or in this case as a replacement to your morning cup of oatmeal! Since it is a protein and a grain you don't have to add protein powder or egg whites to your breakfast! 1 bowl and you are done! Some quinoa has to be rinsed because of the coating that is on it. I bought my quinoa from Costco and it comes pre-rinsed so I didn't have to go down that path! But if you do, then get a fine mesh seive to rinse it in before cooking!

Here's the recipe, I hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond, rice, or skim milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup organic quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh berries
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 4 tsp honey or rice syrup
Preparation
1. Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes.
3. Stir in berries, vanilla, and cinnamon; transfer to 4 bowls and top with nuts.
4. Drizzle 1 teaspoon preferred sweetener over each serving.

So I made all four servings and then I just portioned it out for 4 days. Then I just have to heat it up in the microwave and go each morning! I hope you enjoy!!!

Calories: 265
fat: 8g
Saturated fat: .5g
Carbs: 42g
Protein: 8g
Fiber: 5g
Sodium: 55 mg
Cholesterol: 0g

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