Good morning, afternoon or night! It’s Friday morning and the frost is lining the trees. A gorgeous start to the day. What a better way to start off your day than a balanced nutritious breakfast. Wow – that sounds like something from a parenting report or a TV commercial – but you know better.
I am really just making a glorious transition into today’s post. This dish is really not in need of a recipe but I thought I would share it with you as just a different option in the morning. Some folks have cereal, others do eggs and toast, maybe some oatmeal, yogurt and fruit, pancakes or waffles – which are all great choices.
Today, I wanted to share a quinoa breakfast as an alternative to oatmeal. Before doing so, here are some quick facts on QUINOA
Quinoa Nutrition: The most protein of any grain, great source of vitamins & minerals – iron, magnesium, Vit E, potassium, amino acids, fiber – ideal for vegetarian or vegan diets.
Cooking Quinoa: Simple to cook, like rice. Cooked quinoa looks a bit like couscous, but is more substantial and slightly crunchy.
Prep & Cook Time: 5 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook time
For the dish below, I followed the instructions on the bag/box and topped it with some fresh fruit, a few almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup. It was actually quite tasty. I never realized the nutritional value in Quinoa until recently. We bought a huge bag at Costco on the weekend so it is experimental time for me.
Question of the Day:
What s your favorite way to prepare Quinoa?
A couple of Frosty shots
I hope you have a great Friday, leave a comment or hit me up on twitter or even post it on my facebook. Looking forward to hearing all the ways to prepare quinoa. Have a fun filled weekend and I will see you on Monday.