Quinoa has grown on me over the years. I wasn’t a huge fan from the start, but overtime and with it prepared the way I like, I learned to really love the stuff. One of my favorite ways to eat it is for breakfast. Whether it’s with milk and berries, or yogurt and oranges, it’s delicious either way. This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s delicious. What’s not to love!? It’s also a great use of leftover quinoa. I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS make too much. I don’t know if I throw all measuring to the wind when I make it, or what, but I always end up with like 10 cups of the stuff. I prefer it warm (kind of like an oatmeal), but eating it chilled is also delicious. Give this recipe a try. If you are obsessed with quinoa (and I know that you are), you will just love it. Top it with your favorite nuts and whatever fruit is in season at the time!
Has this been the longest week ever or what?! I’m ready for the weekend already, and it’s only Tuesday. Besides the fact that Zach is away in Maryland for the week, I’m just bored out of my mind. You can only keep yourself busy for so long! Not to mention the insane temperature swings we have been having around here. It was such a beautiful start to the week. Today (although snow is beautiful), it’s 30 degrees and little flakes are falling from the sky.
Perhaps I’ll go lose myself in some craft beer and packing. You can’t have one without the other! That’s for sure!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week!
Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa is the perfect healthy start to the day!
- 3 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon raw honey (or other sweetener of your preference)
- 2 cups fully-cooked quinoa
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1 cup raspberries (or other berry of your liking)
- In a small saucepan, combine the vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Heat over low heat, whisking consistently until the the mixture is combined and warm. Remove from heat.
- In your serving bowls, place the quinoa in the bottom of the bowl. Pour the warm milk mixture over top.
- Garnish with almonds and berries.
- For a chilled version, simply warm the honey for 20 seconds. Whisk the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Pour the milk over chilled quinoa and top with almonds and berries.
Hardware: * Measuring Cups * Measuring Spoons * Small Saucepan * Serving Bowls *