Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa is a protein-rich way to start your day and is packed full of various B vitamins as well as anti-oxidants like quercetin.


Serves: 1
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • Handful of fresh berries (I used cherries and blueberries)
  • Maple syrup (Optional)
Preparation:
  • Rinse quinoa a few times to remove bitter saponin flavour.
  • Toss quinoa into a pot and cook with water over medium-high heat until liquid has evaporated (about 15 minutes).
  • While you wait for the quinoa to cook, wash and inspect berries and discard moldy or rotting pieces.  Since I used cherries, I also needed to de-stem them and remove their pits.
  • When quinoa is cooked through, stir in berries and either cook for another 5 minutes to release more of the fruit juices, or remove from heat and serve.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup, to taste – if using.
Notes:
  • You can use any fruit in this versatile breakfast – for a sweeter taste, use bananas, dried dates or raisins.
  • If you don’t have quinoa, you can always substitute it with steel-cut oats.

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