It has been said that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. The problem is that many of us get locked into our routines eating the same boring things over and over again until we are just about no longer interested in eating breakfast at all.
So today we thought we would let you in on a little day starting secret that will give you energy and tastes great to boot.
Quinoa and Berries breakfast cereal mix.
This recipe is enough for 4 breakfasts and takes only a few minutes to prepare and 20 to cook. At only 235 calories per serving, it is a nutritional powerhouse.
1 cup of rinsed Quinoa
1 cups of coconut milk (or almond or oat)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- Using a mesh strainer, rinse the quinoa thoroughly.
- Boil the milk in a medium sized pot over medium heat.
- Add in the quinoa and bring up to a boil once again. Reduce the heat to low, add a cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until most of the milk has been absorbed.
- Stir in the cinnamon, salt, vanilla and maple syrup.
- Serve with fresh berries, toasted nuts or coconut flakes, cream, milk or syrup.
This is a wonderful alternative to the traditional oatmeal or cream of wheat.
- Benefits of Quinoa: (per serving)
Protein: 8 grams.
- Fiber: 5 grams.
- Manganese: 58% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA).
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 28% of the RDA.
- Folate: 19% of the RDA.
- Copper: 18% of the RDA.
- Iron: 15% of the RDA.
- Zinc: 13% of the RDA.
- Potassium 9% of the RDA.
- Over 10% of the RDA for vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
- Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin) and vitamin E.
- 222 calories
- 39 g carbs
- 4 g fat
- Omega-3 fatty acids.
Now add in some fruit and you have a well-rounded nutritious start to rhe day that just happens to be delicious.
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