Don’t worry readers: I know I haven’t posted in over 1.5 weeks, but I do not plan on disappearing. I was just starting to get back into a regular blogging schedule, when BHAM: I got busy with life. Between socializing, working, and just plain living my blogging has taken a tole. The only remedy: jumping right back in with a recipe!
Breakfast recipes are always handy since in the morning my creative juices aren’t quite flowing (although my stomach juices always are).
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
•1/4 cup black quinoa
•1/2 cold tea (I used herbal apple flavoured)
•1/4 cup almond milk
•1 tbsp peanut flour
•1 tbsp coconut flour
|•1/2 cup mashed pumpkin
•1 tbsp protein powder
|1)Rinse quinoa. Add almond milk, quinoa and brewed tea to a pot and heat on medium heat.
2)Let cook (~15 minutes).
3)When approximately half the liquid has been absorbed add the peanut flour, pumpkin puree, coconut flour, and protein powder.
4)Let simmer on low heat until all liquid absorbed
|All done in one pot, which is convenient. It takes a bit longer than I prefer to spend making breakfast.||
|Quinoa is apparently good for you, didn’t you know?|
|I enjoyed the taste of the quinoa in this breakfast bowl. It definitely gives some variety to a regular bowl of oats.|
|I like that this breakfast dish has a bit more of a crunch compared to oatbran or oatmeal.|
I threw in a few chocolate chips. To make it a little more of a well rounded breakfast.
I found myself desiring a slightly sweeter dish, so I added some strawberries. Fruit is my go to for making a dish sweeter. I take that back. Fruit is my go to for just about anything.
In fact the whole fruit thing may be a point of discussion seeing as I have copious amounts in the mornings (and nights to be genuine). For proof I took a picture of the fruit I had along side the quinoa breakfast bowl.
That is a full size plate. I put a marker in the photo to give you all some perspective. In case you can’t tell, that is quite a bit of fruit. Some people may be scared of the sugar content in fruit but clearly that’s not me. I rarely cut back on fruit, it is definitely my favourite carbohydrate! (Okay, maybe tied with bread…) For the record I can’t say I have every observed any weight gain from excessive fruit eating.
Have you ever had quinoa in a sweet recipe? Are you ever worried about the sugar content in fruit?