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Monday, October 22, 2012

Health & Nutrition: Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Recipe

I'm a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. I do venture out and eat different things on the weekends but during the week I stick with my absolute favorite protein packed breakfast that keeps me full well into lunchtime: hot quinoa breakfast cereal. Never heard of quinoa before? Quinoa is a great source of protein ( approx. 6 grams per 1/4 cup serving). It's also a great source of fiber and is much easier to digest than most protein sources. I usually will make my quinoa for the week on Sunday night in my rice cooker and keep it refrigerated until I'm ready to eat it each morning. Making it super easy and quick morning meal.

Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Stuff you'll need:
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you have on hand)
Handful of mixed nuts
1 Scoop almond or peanut butter
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
What to do:
Put all the ingredients into a microwavable safe bowl and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy! I sometimes add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a little something extra ;)

Have you tried quinoa before? Have any favorite recipes you'd like to share?

1 comment:

  1. This is the best breakfast! So glad you made this for me, it's now my favorite!