This recipe got two thumbs up from my taste testers (my kids). So, it will stay on our menu. They really like “bird seed” as they like to call it. lol Enjoy.
Coach Lora Erickson
Lora’s Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa
½ cup quinoa
½ cup low-fat milk (soy milk works well too)
1 cup water
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash of vanilla extract
Drizzle of wild honey
½-3/4 cup berries (fresh or frozen work – I like to use several different kinds of berries at once)
Rinse quinoa well and add the milk and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the spices and vanilla. Top with berries and drizzle with honey and enjoy for a healthy and warm breakfast.
Health Benefits of Quinoa:
Quinoa (Keen-wah) is often considered a “grain” or “seed” from South America and is quickly becoming more popular in America. Quinoa is a very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes and is packed with high quality protein/amino acids as well as other important nutrients like iron. Despite it’s higher carbohydrate content it is considered a low glycemic index and gluten-free food. It is also high in natural fiber.