If you are an oatmeal lover like me, you will love this breakfast. I switched out the oats for quinoa and with a little bit of prep the night before you can have an easy and healthy breakfast ready faster than those old-fashioned oats take to cook.
Quinoa is one nutrient packing, ancient seed (also called pseudo grain). It is a complete protein, which can be difficult to find in a vegetarian form. I love it for lunch and dinner, now here’s one more way I can enjoy it for breakfast too!
Fluffy chia and hemp seed breakfast quinoa
Ingredients (4 servings)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
The night before, or the morning of bring all of the ingredients above to a boil in a pot on the stove. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
Separate into 4 bowl, cool to room temperature, cover and place in the fridge for the night.
The next morning take out your bowl and mix in (this is for each serving):
1/2 cup soymilk
1 tbsp chia seed
Stir and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Warm in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, or alternatively you can enjoy it cold.
Top with a small spoonful of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of hemp seed.
I love the texture in this breakfast. Sometimes oatmeal can get too soft. This has a bit of a bite to it adding to the fun of eating.