I'm obsessed with Oatmeal, but I've recently discovered Breakfast Quinoa :P
I will always have a love for my oatmeal, but this adds a good variety so I usually switch up throughout the week.
Don't know what Quinoa is? It is a grain that is also a complete protein and has a crunchy texture. It can be used as a side dish with your dinner or in this case as a replacement to your morning cup of oatmeal. Since it is a protein and a grain you don't have to add protein powder or egg whites to your breakfast. 1 bowl and you are done. Some quinoa has to be rinsed because of the coating that is on it, but some come pre-rinsed, which is what I get so I don't have that extra step!
1 cup organic quinoa, rinsed
~ Or buy pre-rinsed
2 cups water or almond, rice, or skim milk
1 tsp vanilla optional
Options for flavoring (Choose one or more):
4 tsp honey, maple syrup, or stevia
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Options to top with (Choose one or both):
Add for extra nutrition:
1 Tbsp Flax Seed
1 Tbsp Wheat Germ
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1. Combine water or milk, and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes.
3. Stir in extras and toppings.
I make enough for the entire week and refridgerate it. Then I just heat it up in the microwave and add my toppings each morning.