Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa
This is a protein and fibre packed filling vegan and gluten free breakfast that will keep you going for hours. It is topped with seeds and nuts for extra staying power.description goes here.
1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/8 tsp Cloves, ground
1/4 tsp Ginger, ground
1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Almond Milk (or plant milk of choice)
1/2 cup Quinoa
1/4 oz Sunflower Seeds, without salt
1/4 oz Pumpkin Seeds (whole seeds, roasted)
1 small banana, fresh 1/2 oz Goji berries
1 scoop (Half serving) Bob's red mill chocolate protein powder
1/2 oz Walnuts
1 cup Frozen berries
1 tbsp Hemp Hearts
Mix almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in an instant pot then add the quinoa and secure the lid. Use the Manual button to cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
When the cooking is done, let the pressure naturally release for 12 minutes.
When the time has passed, turn the steam release valve to Venting to release any remaining steam pressure.
Stir in the Goji berries, frozen fruit, and protein powder. You might need a splash more of milk or water to get it all mixed nicely.
Spoon the quinoa into a bowl and top with the rest of your ingredients and enjoy!
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS:
You pretty much do everything the same except you cook it in a pot on the stove. Let the quinoa and its mixture come to a bowl and then turn it down to a light simmer and check it after 10 minutes. If all the liquid is absorbed you’re good to go - otherwise keep an eye on it and keeps cookin’.
This thing is customizable for DAYS. Swap out any of the seeds, nuts, dried fruits, frozen fruits, etc… for what you’ve got on hand or prefer for your taste.
If you don’t want to add protein powder just omit - maybe put in a little date or maple syrup to help it out a little. My protein powder is sweetened with monk fruit so it makes it sweet enough for my liking.