Not your average bowl of hot cereal 🙊
If you love quinoa and oatmeal, then I have the perfect breakfast recipe for you…𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐀 😋
Believe it or not, quinoa is the ultimate breakfast food!
✅ It is naturally gluten-free.
✅ It is a good source of both protein and fibre.
✅ It is a great source of minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and iron.
Both quinoa and oatmeal provide health benefits and fit into a well balanced and healthful diet, but they have several small nutritional differences. The main nutritional difference is that one cup of cooked quinoa provides 8 grams of protein, while the same amount of oatmeal provides 6 grams. The quality of the protein in quinoa also surpasses that of oatmeal because quinoa is a complete protein, while oatmeal is not. A complete protein contains all the essential amino acids you need from your diet. Both foods contain similar amounts of fibre per serving, although quinoa contains a slightly higher amount.
I love to alternate between making quinoa and oatmeal for breakfast, and I could never completely replace one with the other. Both foods contain different amounts of micronutrients and macronutrients, making them healthy for different reasons. Breakfast quinoa is one of my favourite breakfast recipes due to its ease of preparation and diverse topping options. It is refreshing, healthy, and satisfying, and will be a new staple in your diet in no time‼️
I prepared this dish by combining half a cup of rinsed tricolour quinoa with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in a saucepan, and bringing the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, I covered the saucepan, decreased the heat to low, and cooked the quinoa for about 10 minutes, or until it absorbed the milk. After the quinoa was cooked, I stirred in 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1 tsp of ground nutmeg. I added the quinoa to a bowl, topped it with strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, granola, unsweetened coconut flakes, a drizzle of maple syrup, and just like that…BREAKFAST WAS SERVED! 🙌🏼