Quinoa is not just for lunch or dinner meals. This versatile, protein packed food can be used as a breakfast meal and even a desert. The light, nutty favor complements other flavors it’s paired with, making it easy to get creative with this superfood. Quinoa is a complete protein and its high protein content makes it a great food source for those looking to stay away from consuming meat while building and repairing lean muscle tissue!
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- 3/4 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted almonds
- 1 cup fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries
Instructions:Heat oil in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat. Add cinnamon, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Stir in quinoa until evenly coated. Add coconut milk then cover and bring to a boil.Once boiling, remove lid and reduce to a simmer until milk has been absorbed, about 12 minutes. Stir in maple syrup.
Divide porridge among 4 serving bowls. Top with shredded coconut, almonds, and fruit.
Nutrients per serving (1/4 of quinoa breakfast porridge): Calories: 300, Total Fat: 12 g, Sat. Fat: 7 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Carbs: 40 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 10 g, Protein: 10 g, Sodium: 38 mg, Cholesterol: 5 mg
You can add one scoop of Suwarrior protein powder to create the perfect power breakfast before a big day!
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