Organic Breakfast Quinoa with Nuts

Tasty Breakfast Quinoa

Think beyond traditional cereals and try this high-protein, high-fiber grain instead. On its own, quinoa is rather bland but if you take the time to spice it up to your liking, it makes a healthy and filling breakfast. Make a batch ahead of time to last for several days; you can simply add some more liquid and heat it up or take it to go with you. This healthful cereal takes minutes to prepare and provides long-lasting energy for your day. 

YIELD 2 cups of quinoa; 4 breakfast servings

1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed well and drained)
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1-2 tsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbs. unsweetened, shredded coconut
¼ cup pecans, chopped
1-2 Tbs. unsweetened soy, rice, almond or dairy milk

1. Combine quinoa and water, bring to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes, until seeds open and become soft and fluffy. Separate cooked grains into four bowls, about ½ cup each. Add cinnamon, blueberries, syrup, coconut and pecans. Stir well and serve immediately with milk or refrigerate and milk when reheating


About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
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