Quinoa, is one of the best grains you can eat and one I recommend on all of my F.I.T. programs. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain that is highly nutritious and gluten-free. It’s a good choice for vegetarians as it contains more protein than any other grain or seed, with a good balance of all 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high in fibre, has a low-GI and is a source of iron, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium, and vitamin E. A lot of people eat it savoury, but it also makes a perfect replacement in a sweet breakfast. Try out this breakfast quinoa berry bowl for something a little different to your standard morning porridge.
Berry and Hazelnut Quinoa Bowl
1/2 cup of quinoa, uncooked
3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries, your choice
(option: 1/2 banana)
1 tbsp. of natural hazelnuts, crushed (option:
1/2 tsp. Natvia or Stevia
1. Cook the quinoa according to pack instructions.
2. Stir through the almond milk and Natvia/Stevia.
3. Place the porridge in a bowl and top with the berries and nuts.
NOTES: Use as little or as much almond milk as you need to get the desired consistency. The hazelnuts can be replaced with any natural nut or seed.