Hello again! It is Lori and Michelle again from pure2raw. We have a super easy breakfast idea for you today! It is made from one of our favorite ingredients to use - quinoa. Do you remember our quinoa bake that we shared awhile back?
Quinoa is one of our go to ingredients to use to make some really fun and super easy meals. We love quinoa for so many reasons like, it is naturally gluten-free and full of protein.
But we also love it mainly because it is so easy to create sweet and savory dishes with. If you have not tried quinoa yet, you must go out and get yourself some. Promise you will love it.
Quinoa cooks up in just 15-20 minutes, making it doable for people with busy schedules and who still want a hearty healthy meal. Since strawberries are coming into season now we thought about jazzing up a breakfast idea with a mix of quinoa and strawberries.
We made this recipe feed just 1-2 people, so we cooked the quinoa a little differently then you normally would. Instead of doing the original ratio of 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa, we just halved that. We did 1 cup water to 1/2 cup quinoa and let cook for about 13-15 minutes. You could double this recipe to feed more or make enough for leftovers!
Another great thing about this quinoa breakfast is that you really can add in any flavorings or toppings of your liking. If you do not have strawberries, any berry or fruit would work. Even throwing in some chocolate chips for a little sweet chocolaty breakfast would be tasty. The sky is the limit! Have a little fun in the kitchen.
Recipe: Strawberry quinoa coconut breakfast bowl serves- 1-2 Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup water
- about 1/3 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
- 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- 3 tablespoons coconut flakes *optional topping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- adding in some fresh lemon zest or orange would be great too
- adding in some chocolate chips (chocolate and strawberries yes please)
- add in more berries or more fruit
- drizzle with honey or maple syrup for a more sweeter breakfast
- or a few drops of stevia would be wonderful for more of a sugar free option
Now that is one heart healthy breakfast bowl made in 20 minutes. Who else loves quinoa? Do you like your quinoa sweet or savory?
-post by The pure2raw twins