By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Skip the bacon for breakfast and make this healthy and refreshing dish for a light and tasty breakfast that will help to keep you full without filling you out. Quinoa is naturally a good source of fiber and protein, which means you’ll be feeling full with plenty of energy throughout your morning. The added fiber from the fruit makes this little dish a nutrition powerhouse. In addition, due to their major anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the blueberries in the dish are great for helping sore muscles to feel less sore more quickly.
For a sweeter taste, you can add a dash of honey or stevia – a lower calorie, but still healthy, option. To mix it up, you could add different fruits like banana, cherries or even almonds and hemp seeds.
1. Combine quinoa and water in sauce pan and turn to medium/high heat.
2. Once the quinoa reaches a boil stir the pot, then lower the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes.
3.After 10-12 minutes on simmer, add the almond milk, blueberries and mango, stirring occasionally.
4. Let quinoa, almond milk and fruit simmer for 3 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Remove from heat, then top with topping of your choice.
Trans Fat: 1g