Power Foods Breakfast

IMG_1180Quinoa 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.

Ingredients:

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.

Directions:

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.

 

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Power Foods Breakfast

  1. Janet Taylor says:

    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!

  2. Mary Jane says:

    Your casserole sounds great. Try this breakfast one. I think you’ll like it.

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