Spotlight on Superfood Quinoa

Breakfast quinoa with pear and walnuts

Breakfast quinoa with pear and walnuts

Did you know that quinoa is one of the highest protein sources available?

Cultivated by the ancient Incas, this is a true super grain and great for wellness warriors! It’s also full of fiber which is perfect for your digestion, making you feel full and helping with weight-loss. Make a batch and keep it in the fridge during the week. Mix with salad ingredients for lunch or chicken or fish and vegetables for dinner to make a super healthy meal.

Here is one of my favorite quinoa recipes to get you started. Bon appetit!

Breakfast Quinoa with Pear and Walnuts

  • 1 cup dry white or red quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups water (or dairy or nut milk)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Raw honey or maple syrup to taste
  • Toppings: 1 chopped pear, chopped raw walnuts
  • Optional toppings: Blueberries, ginger

Combine quinoa, water (or milk), cinnamon and vanilla in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes until quinoa is cooked an you can fluff it with a fork. Serve in a bowl with chopped pear blueberries, a little raw honey, and enjoy.

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