Saturday, April 6, 2013

Quinoa Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa is something I have never tried making sweet but it makes total sense. Quinoa porridge would be a great alternative to cream of wheat or oatmeal in the morning. This protein and fiber packed meal is exactly what you need to start your day off right.

other breakfast treats:  
Breakfast Parfait with Cocoa Crunch & Blackberry Cream

Spelt Waffles with Caramelized Kiwis, Starfruit, Bananas & Coconut Whipped Cream

Sweet, cinnamon quinoa layered with coconut yogurt, fresh blackberries, toasted almonds, sunflower seeds, fresh mint and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Sweet Quinoa
serves 3
3 cups almond milk
1 cup quinoa
2 tbl maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool to room temperature or chill.

Quinoa Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
1 lb vegan vanilla yogurt
1 batch sweet quinoa
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
1/4 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
2 tbl fresh mint, roughly chopped
2 tbl hulled hemp seeds
maple syrup, for drizzling

Prepare two bowls with equal parts of yogurt and quinoa. Top with blackberries, almonds, seeds, mint, hemp and drizzle with maple syrup.

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