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Fluffy Breakfast Quinoa

Mmm, just think about waking up to this delicious Fluffy Breakfast Quinoa in the morning. It’ll put the sun in your Sunday morning, trust me.  Pair this with a side of hot coffee to set you up for an excellent day.  

fluffy quinoa copy small webI know that many people would not consider quinoa for a breakfast dish, but that is the beauty of quinoa! We like quinoa for its versatility.  It can be a savory dinner side or a sweet breakfast staple as we have done here!  Quinoa is a complete, plant-based protein meaning it contains all the essential amino acids and is also an excellent source of manganese and phosphorous. When you add fruit and nuts to it, you are creating a nutrition powerhouse for your breakfast with all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that fruit and nuts bring to the table. Start your day off by nourishing your body!

IMG_7094Luckily, this recipe is pretty easy to make.  Start off by rinsing and straining about one cup of quinoa.  Bring the quinoa and water to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes while covered.  Keep it covered and let the quinoa sit for about 15 minutes.  Throw some of the cooked quinoa into a bowl.  Now, the fun part, add all of your ingredients.  Pour on some almond milk and toss in some nuts, dried fruit, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and any fruit of your choosing and enjoy!

IMG_7287IMG_7296Our favorite fruits are bananas, all the berries, or kiwi for a deliciously sweet addition. Make this ahead of time so all you need to do is heat and top with some fruit on your way out the door.  Breakfast does not need to be hard! This Fluffy Quinoa makes it a simple, nutrient dense option for your busy mornings.

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Fluffy Breakfast Quinoa
Total Time
30 mins
 
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tbsp nuts of choice we used pecans
  • 2 tbsp of dried fruit of choice we used cranberries and dried bananas
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite sweetener brown sugar or agave
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa using strainer
  2. Bring quinoa and water to a boil
  3. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes while covered
  4. Keep covered and let it sit for another 15 minutes
  5. Transfer cooked quinoa to a bowl
  6. Add almond milk, nuts, dried fruit, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and optional fruit
Recipe Notes

Optional: You can top with 1/4 cup of your favorite chopped fresh fruit

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