Quinoa breakfast bowl is one of my latest finds. I’ve always thought that quinoa was only significant for making salad lunches and dinners. Little did I know that this superfood would also make such perfect breakfast alternatives. Thank goodness I found something to add to my breakfast recipes.
You can choose to make this quinoa breakfast bowl sweet or savory. I like it when it is savory, and it tastes better that way. If you want it sweet, you can add a sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
What I love most about this delicious breakfast meal, is that all the necessary nutrient suitable for starting my day are in one bowl. It is complete, so satisfying and perfect with any fruits and nut toppings.
Why eat quinoa for breakfast
Most People are so obsessed with oatmeal for breakfast, this is probably because quinoa is not as emphasized as oats. But did you know that it is one of the few plant proteins that has all the nine essential amino acids, unlike most plant sources? It has fewer calories compared to oatmeal yet it’s very filling. Add it to your breakfast recipes and you will not regret it.
Quinoa is very healthy, it has high amounts of proteins, fiber, minerals and most importantly it is gluten-free. It is also great for vegans and vegetarians due to its complete amino acid contents.
Fiber and protein make quinoa suitable for breakfast because it digests slowly and is satisfying hence helps to increase satiety and keep you full for a long time. The fiber also helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is an excellent breakfast meal for people with diabetes.
It is also excellent for people trying to lose weight or those on a low-calorie diet. Even when you eat a larger portion, you are not worried about adding unnecessary pounds. It has high amounts of vitamins and essential amino acids which can aid with weight loss too.
This breakfast bowl is excellent for anybody even people who are intolerant to gluten. Be careful when buying it though, some brands may contain wheat or other ingredients containing gluten. Pick brands labeled or certified gluten-free. Take it gradually if you are taking it for the first time to see if you can tolerate it.
How to make quinoa
Cook a medium cup of quinoa in two cups of clean water. Add salt and spices or seasonings to the water and cook until soft. Serve in a clean Bowl and add cashew or almond milk. Top it with any fresh fruits and nuts of your choice.
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Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bow
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp Cardamon (optional)
- Fresh Fruits
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Raw walnuts or pecans(any other nut)
Add two cups of water in a cooking pot and place on the stove then add salt and cardamon.
- Clean and drain raw quinoa in fresh water and add to the water on the stove. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the intensity of heat to medium-low and cook until soft. This should take 15 minutes.
Serve in a clean bowl; pour in some almond or cashew milk. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder and add any fresh fruits and nuts for the topping. You can sprinkle some cinnamon powder or any other spice to add flavor. Enjoy!