Have you tried any quinoa recipes lately? This delicious grain (ancient seed) is very versatile and can be used for breakfast, lunch, snacks, or dinner recipes also know as a "pseudo grain or cereal"!
Quinoa is rich in antioxidants, making this a great meal to start your day or addition into your diet.
Containing phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory benefits and two flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol).
Another great thing about this grain is that the process of cooking (i.e. boiling, simmering, or steaming) doesn't appear to affect the fatty acids in this grain so you maintain the nutritional benefits even after cooking. It is also wheat free and gluten free so a great alternative to oatmeal or other grains that you may be trying to replace!
This "pseudo grain or cereal" is also a complete protein source, giving us ever more reason to make this an addition into our breakfast, vegetarian recipes and more!
There are many ways to cook this grain which generally only take approximately 10-15 minutes, check your package for details and specific cooking instructions. However some people also like to soak before cooking for a better flavor and texture.
The addition of Chia Seeds to this easy recipes also aids in helping you control your hunger, keeping you full longer. This seed is also packed with omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber and antioxidants.
I used leftover quinoa for this recipe (making this a quick and easy recipe).
However you can prepare the same day if you don't have leftovers, simply follow your package directions for cooking instructions.
Place the cooked quinoa into a bowl, combine the cinnamon, chia seeds and mash in a ripe banana (I mashed the banana slightly while still in the skin by lightly squeezing, then squish out of skin into bowl).
Heat the vanilla hemp seed milk (or dairy free alternative of your choice) in a separate cup, place in the microwave cooking until hot or if you prefer heat the milk on the stove top. Once warm pour milk into cereal mixture until ingredients are combined and top with frozen blueberries or fresh fruit of your choice.
Enjoy this dish immediately for a great healthy and filling start to your day!