Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
This has quickly become one of Adam and my favorite breakfasts. It keeps you full all the way through to lunch, is packed with protein and nutrients and is easy to make ahead for quick mornings. You can have endless variety by swapping out the nuts, fruit and by alternating honey and maple syrup. This makes 6-8 servings in under 20 minutes & keeps in the fridge for up to 12 days.
2 cups quinoa
3 cups unsweetened coconut milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Salt to taste
Fresh fruit (peaches, raspberries, blueberries…)
Raw unfiltered honey
Optional (soak your quinoa overnight in water with a splash of apple cider vinegar to help it cook faster and make it more digestible)
Combine quinoa, coconut milk and spices in a pan and stir to combine. You may need to add additional coconut milk until quinoa is covered by 1/4 inch of liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook until all liquid is gone or about 20 minute. Do not stir once it starts to boil.
When quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork and serve right away OR put in a container in the fridge for later.
Serve hot. Drizzle some honey then top with nuts and fresh fruit.
When you need to reheat it, put a little in a pan with a splash of coconut milk or water and heat on medium heat until desired temp.
Goodies In this Recipe
Quinoa- Quinoa is a seed, not a grain so for people with grain intolerances, quinoa is a great option. Unlike rice, quinoa is considered a complete protein meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs.
Walnuts- Walnuts are POWER packed. Not only do they provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals, but they may support health in numerous other ways. To name a few, they are rich in antioxidants which was shown in preliminary studies to reduce the damage caused by LDL cholesterol on arteries. They are also an excellent source of Omega-3’s which are vital for vision, brain and heart health. In addition there are 13 total major health benefits of walnuts ranging from decreased risks of certain cancers to healthy weight management and healthy aging--read all 13 here.
Raw Unfiltered Honey-This stuff is a miracle food! Not only does it make your coffee delightfully sweet, it also boosts your immune system with it’s anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. (Pretty amazing considering regular sugar--found in normal coffee creamers--actually lowers your immune system). Honey is also loaded with antioxidants, particularly, polyphenols which may play a role in preventing heart disease. Even more amazing, several studies have suggested that consuming 1-tsp of raw-unfiltered honey per day from your local area, you can reduce your seasonal allergies significantly.