Friday, September 6, 2013

trying quinoa for breakfast

ok - so its been a while - but what better way to make a blogging comeback than with a healthy breakfast.
I'm taking the quinoa plunge with a power breakfast. The recipe promised me it would taste like apple strudel. I'm tasting it after grim rations yesterday (details later) and I have to say it is yummo!

Serves 2
1 cup (milk) your choice of seed, dairy, soy or  almond milk
1 cup water
1/2  cup  quinoa (see note)
2 apples, chopped or grated with skin
½  teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed) or LSA (linseed, sunflower seed, almonds)
Rinse quinoa under cold running water.
Combine with the water in a pot and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat – cover and cook for 10 minutes until soft.
Add milk, apple, cinnamon, seeds and vanilla.
Cook for 5 minutes until creamy – add more milk if needed for a creamier texture.
Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy.
Serving Tip: Top with a little extra fruit like sliced banana or use fresh or dried figs or prunes.
Nutrition per serve made with low fat milk
Protein: 8.3 g
Carbs: 38 g
Total fat: 3.2 g
Saturated: 0.1 g
Fiber: 6.2 g
Kilojoules: 862
Calories: 195

Thank you healthy chef -  I now have some wonderful recipes to inspire me on my quest!