If you are in the mood for something sweet, savory, and grounding for breakfast, this bowl has ya covered!
I enjoy having oats in the morning pretty frequently, but honestly, it can get a little repetitive, even with changing up the toppings. Using quinoa in place of oats is a fun way to keep things exciting.
I'm sure we've all heard how extraordinary quinoa is. It behaves like a grain, but is actually a little seed, making it high in protein. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a really good option for vegans and vegetarians, who sometimes miss out on the perfectly packaged combo in animal sources.
This bowl also includes goji berries that are high in cancer fighting antioxidants, along with avocado and nuts for your fat and fiber intake.
Feel free to swap out the goji berries for frozen blueberries or any of your favorite berries. Just throw them in the pot for a minute before turning the heat off.
I also like to use sunflower butter or almond butter in place of the nuts sometimes to give it a more creamy feel. Spices can be a nice change too! I like adding nutmeg or cardamom to this recipe. Really, just like oatmeal, add whatever you are in the mood for!
I hope you enjoy it like I do! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3-1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 tablespoons goji berries
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoon chopped almonds
1/4-1/2 avocado, sliced
Salt to taste
Add cooked quinoa and milk to pot and turn the stove to medium. Warm the quinoa for about 3-4 minutes.
Add goji berries and honey and stir, cooking for another minute.
Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, top with nuts and almonds, and serve!
Meal Prepping Tip:
Make 3 cups (dried) quinoa at the beginning of the week. Once cooked, portion out into class containers and add milk and toppings (aside from the avocado). When ready to eat, heat up the quinoa and top with sliced avocado. So easy!