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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.

Ingredients:  

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


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