I am a very early morning person, which has its pros and cons. On the positive side, I am incredibly productive and get a lot done before ten in the morning. On the negative side, if I don't have a proper breakfast, I'm dizzy, glassy-eyed, and comatose by ten in the morning. The solution, of course, is to eat a breakfast that incorporates protein and fibre for that long-lasting feeling of fullness and satiety.
We all know that quinoa is a complete protein, one beloved by vegans, vegetarians, and the gluten-free. It's also a superfood that is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. So why not eat it for breakfast?
I know what you're thinking: quinoa for breakfast? And I agree, I was skeptical at first. I do love quinoa; I love it in salad form and as a main dish, but I hadn't thought of it as a breakfast item. Try this recipe and you'll be glad you did: even on busy weekday mornings, it's an easy breakfast to throw together. Plus, it's delicious, and it will keep you going until lunchtime.
In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, almond milk, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and maple syrup.
Serve topped with fresh berries, chopped apple, or dried fruit. Add more sweetener if desired.
Enjoy your day!
Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Information, per serving, based on 2 servings: Calories 203, Fat 7 grams, Total Carbohydrates 62 grams, Fibre 7 grams, Protein 13 grams
Want a breakfast full of protein and fibre in a flash? Watch me whip up Breakfast Quinoa here: