One thing that is always prepped in my refrigerator is a big bowl of quinoa. Quinoa is a magic grain in my opinion because it can easily be made into savory and sweet dishes. Quinoa is highly nutritious and is considered a complete protein because it contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also a good source of fiber, iron, magnesium, and various beneficial antioxidants :-) Quinoa has a low glycemic index which is something I have been paying more attention to lately. Additionally, it contains a fair amount of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. Are you excited about quinoa yet? Full disclosure, Mike does not love it. He tolerates it because I use it so much but he prefers rice. What does he know right?

Lately, I have been into making quinoa breakfast bowls. I think I overdid oatmeal so I have been looking for a change. These bowls really do not require a formal recipe but I wanted to give you a guideline. Honestly, you can make these by just adding any type of milk and whatever sweetener you want then throw in any toppings you have handy.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

If you already have some cooked quinoa this bowl can be put together in minutes. It is uber nutritious and very satisfying.
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup desired fruit
  • 2 tbsp your favorite nuts

Instructions
 

  • Place your cooked quinoa in a cereal bowl.
  • Gently warm it on the stove or microwave, I do not like mine to be too hot.
  • Add in your milk and maple syrup and give it a stir.
  • Add your favorite toppings and mix well.
  • Told you it was easy :-)