Sunday, August 8, 2010

New 'Breakfast Of Champions': Cinnamon, Raisin, Walnut Quinoa

Dig In!

Quinoa is a high-protein seed, not a grain.  But, it can be used in a variety of ways to add protein and nutrition to your diet, including replacing oats, rice, or wheat.  Quinoa is higher in protein (and is a complete protein, that is provides all the essential amino acids) than grains and is gluten-free.  Here is my breakfast from this morning: Cinnamon, Raisin,Walnut Quinoa.  I made this up after reviewing a quinoa pudding (similar to rice pudding) recipe, but realizing I didn't have any rum!

How You Make It:
Cook quinoa in a sauce pan by bringing water to a boil, add quinoa (1/2 cup in 8oz water), turn temperature down to low.  Let quinoa sit in water for about 15:00 so it soaks up almost all the water.  Next, place the quinoa in a bowl and add a few ounces of milk.  Add a tsp of cinnamon, a Tbsp of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of raisins, and 1/4 cup of walnuts.  Finally, add coffee!

Try it out and let me know how you like it.  Expect to be full for about 8 hours afterwards!

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