Breakfast has got to be my favorite meal of the day. With so many options, savory and sweet, the possibilities are endless.
It shouldn’t, then, surprise you that I am a HUGE fan of breakfast buffets! I know, I know. It’s wasteful. But it’s a mecca of all of my favorite foods, all in one place. It’s all too much for my tummy to handle, but I like to relish in the gluttony of it a few times a year. It’s my guilty pleasure.
For the other 364 days of the year, breakfast for me is light, delicious, and satiating.
If you’re looking for a new, healthy and delicious breakfast, do yourself a favor and swap out those morning oats for some protein packed quinoa!
Here is one of my favorite recipes:
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup almond milk, plus another 1/4 at the end
1/8 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pecans, roughly chopped
1 medium sized banana, sliced
3 large fresh strawberries, sliced
1. Place cooked quinoa in a sauce pan with 1 tsp of coconut oil over medium high heat. Stir until the oil melts (about 20 seconds).
2. Add in the cinnamon and 1/3 cup of almond milk. Stir to combine and then bring to a simmer for about 60 seconds (you’re just trying to heat up the cold quinoa and milk). Once warmed through, take off the heat and pour into a bowl.
3. Top with turmeric, ginger, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, banana, strawberries, and the remaining 1/4 cup of almond milk. Stir to combine. Enjoy!