Quinoa and blueberries. Two things found on every list of so-called “power foods” combined for a protein packed start to the day. The best part about this recipe is that it’s not only nutritionally sound, but it also tastes great.
I’ve used quinoa in salads before, ( blog: Quinoa: Savory or Sweet, April 4, 2014 ) but had never tried it for breakfast. I found a Martha Stewart recipe on line that looked appealing. Had fresh blueberries on hand, so I decided to give it a go. If you’ve tried quinoa before and been less than impressed, this recipe will change your mind. It’s really that good.
2 C milk ( I used 1%)
1 C quinoa ( rinsed – don’t skip rinsing – it’s important!)
3 TBS light brown sugar ( I’ll use less next time. I thought it was a little too sweet. You may feel differently.)
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 C fresh blueberries.
1. Bring milk to a boil.
2. Add quinoa. Return to a boil.
3. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes.
4. Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
5. Simmer for another 5 minutes or so until milk is absorbed.
6. Stir in the blueberries.
The recipe suggested serving with additional sugar, cinnamon and blueberries. I didn’t do that, but extra fresh blueberries on top might be a nice touch.
I love quinoa…just made a casserole of it dressed with cranberries, walnuts, sweet onion, green beans, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette. I haven’t tried it for breakfast, though, so thanks for something new to try. Sounds delicious!
Your casserole sounds great. Try this breakfast one. I think you’ll like it.