Thursday, February 28, 2013
Beast Breakfast Coconut Quinoa
Breakfast Coconut Quinoa
Quinoa is a grain like seed that is high in protein and balanced in essential amino acids. When cooked, it's light and fluffy with a mild, slightly nutty flavor. This is a great alternative to oatmeal.
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup water
1 pinch sea salt
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1 to 2 teaspoons unfiltered raw honey
3/4 cup mixed berries or any fruit you choose.
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds but I used almonds.
Rinse quinoa and place water and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low and boil gently, covered for 10-15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat, add coconut milk and mix well.
Place in serving bowl; top with honey, berries and nuts or seeds.
Note: I prepared the quinoa ahead of time in bulk and put it in the fridge for the week. That way I didn't have to wait until it cooks each morning.
Important NOTE~ this is a beast size serving. I would typically use 1 cup of quinoa instead of the 2 cups this makes. Cut everything in half for 1 person!!! :)
Nutrition Facts: Calories 537; Fat 22g; Saturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol 74g; Fiber 12g, Sugar 10g, Protein 17g