Quinoa has become one of the most popular nutritional superstars of the decade. And with good reason! This small seed has an amazing nutty taste, is incredibly versatile, easy to prepare, high in nutrients and a complete vegetarian protein.
As people become aware of quinoa, they are surprised to learn it is not a true grain, but a seed. Like other seeds, it is high in protein and fibre for balanced energy and satiety. One cup of quinoa has about as much protein as two deli slices of chicken breast or about 15% protein by weight.
1/2 cup rolled quinoa flakes
1 cup boiling water
2 tbs hemp hearts
1 tsp coconut butter or oil
2 tsp raw honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ginger
pinch unrefined salt
Topping options: pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes
1. Boil water.
2. Place all ingredients into a bowl or wide mouth stainless steel thermos if you want to travel with your breakfast.
3. Pour boiling water over the ingredients and stir.
4. Let sit for 2 minutes and add extra toppings if desired.