Quinoa is a wonderful, wonderful seed and a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids.  Most people tend to add quinoa to a savory lunch or dinner meal but we’re turning that on its head by combining it with sweet ingredients for a healthy breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla or unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup toppings of choice: fresh or frozen berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, chopped dates, pumpkin seeds, etc.
  • Optional add-ins: additional berries, additional milk, agave, and cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Add quinoa to the milk and return to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover until ¾ of the milk has been absorbed—about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the agave and cinnamon and cook, covered, until almost all of the milk is absorbed—about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the berries and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Serve with additional milk, agave, cinnamon, and berries.

Ready in about 20 minutes
Makes 2-4 servings

About the Author

Sarah Jung

Sarah Jung is the associate director of Life and Health Network, but wears a plethora of hats as editor, communications director, and sometimes photographer. Unrelated to Life and Health, Sarah is the country director and founding member of Oon Jai Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people living in developing countries through friendship and working, learning, and mentoring side-by-side with the locals. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, write, and find mountains to climb.

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