Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
I'm not even going to lie. My fave thing to have for breakfast is anything has to do with eggs. The alternative, usually for Monday thru Friday, is Oatmeal with peanut butter and bananas. I love nothing more than sitting at my desk and sit back and enjoy some delicious oatmeal.
I sit there eating my warm oatmeal nice and slow while everyone around me groans and complains as they type away on their keyboards. I sit there with a smile on my face from ear to ear. Then I went and visited my Grandfather and he accidentally put me on to something amazing. But I have stumbled on to something just as amazing and wonderful ...
Being the wonderful granddaughter that I am, I introduced my grandfather to the wonderful world of QUINOA. Like most Grandparents, he has a long list of things he can't eat, rice being on of them. So, I was like Gpa, have you ever tried quinoa. He was like I have heard of that. What is it exactly. Then the skies opened and we making magic in the kitchen.
While I was gone after my visit, my Grandpa got real fancy on me. He went to the store and found "something" that looked good and added it to the jar of quinoa that I left him. It was up to me to figure out what this "something" was. After about a day and a trip the store later, I realized that he had brought some toasted and shelled hemp seeds. I gave my Gpa a big high five (that we totally messed up on LOL) for picking out a wonderful addition to the quinoa.
To add to his awesomeness as a Grandpa, while eating dinner one night he ask me, "do you think we could eat the quinoa as a breakfast cereal?" My eyes light up and I say YES!!! And a start was born.
Lets Get Started
1 c of washed quinoa
2 c of unsweetened almond milk
3 tbs of sweetener (honey or raw sugar)
1/3 tsp cinnamon
Lets Do this
In a medium saucepan, the washed quinoa and the milk add in the cinnamon. Put on a high heat until the milk starts to boil stirring occasionally. Once the milk starts to boil, lower the heat to just above a simmer. and put a top on the pot, leaving just enough space for the steam to get out (if you don't you will have a HUGE mess on your hands). Check on the pot every couple of minutes to give it a stir. Once it looks like all the milk is gone turn the heat off and add the sweetener to the cooked quinoa. Put the top fully on the pot and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
In about 5 minutes or so (while you get your bowls and juice poured) serve out the breakfast quinoa and ENJOY.
You are more than welcomed to add in fresh or dried fruits. Even some walnuts or almonds