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Breakfast quinoa is the perfect, plant-based breakfast with plenty of protein! That’s right, all 9 amino acids!
Quinoa is marvelous stuff, but it doesn’t have to live solely on your dinner table. It makes a wonderful breakfast too!
Breakfast has always been a tough meal for me. I have to remind myself not to skip it because I’m always rushing in the morning, like many of you. But the truth is, if you want to get your day off to a good start, a good, healthy breakfast is important! It starts you off on the right foot.
However, everyone’s body has different needs. For example, I can no longer tolerate dairy, while others may thrive on it. I need a lower carb diet to feel good, while others may do far better with a higher carb, vegan, or even raw eating plan. And the truth is, if you’ve been paying any attention at all to your body, you probably know at least some of the things it needs. So go with that! But never, never, never, let yourself skip breakfast. Many say it’s the most important meal of the day, and I tend to agree. (unless you are fasting, but that’s a whole other blog post!)
You have to get that metabolism fired up first thing in the morning. You can’t expect a wood-burning stove to keep you warm if you don’t put wood in it and light the fire. It’s the same thing with our metabolism. So please, eat breakfast!! And while you’re planning what to have for breakfast, try adding this warm cereal recipe to the list. It’s a hearty and nutritious way to start your morning. Add a hard-boiled egg and maybe even a veggie or two (not to the cereal, obviously) and you have a very balanced start to your day!
HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS:
BREAKFAST QUINOA RECIPE:
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 medium peaches (sliced)
- 1 cup blueberries
- maple syrup to taste
- Cook quinoa according to package directions, adding in the vanilla extract with the water.
- Once cooked, divide between four breakfast bowls.
- Pour 1/2 a cup of milk over each bowl of quinoa.
- Top with blueberries and peaches.
- Drizzle each bowl of quinoa with maple syrup to your liking.