Although I usually stick to shakes for breakfast, there are days that I mix it up. One of my favorite healthy options is a breakfast quinoa. There’s a lot of talk about quinoa these days and there’s good reason for it. It has a crunchy, nutty taste that’s full of protein, fiber, amino acids is a great antioxidant. I’ve always had it for lunch and dinner, but recently started having it for breakfast and love it as an alternative to oatmeal. I change up the toppings and add-ins based on what I have on hand so get creative with it and enjoy!
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
Pinch of salt
Add-ins/toppings: fresh fruit, cinnamon, honey, unsweetened coconut, brown sugar, agave, nuts
In a small saucepan, bring the quinoa, milk and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, mix in any ingredients or toppings and enjoy!