4. My yummy and (mostly) nutritious breakfast!
This morning I felt like making something that would actually leave me feeling satisfied and ready to attack the day. I decided to be "brave" and try something new.I had some Quinoa on hand thanks to Alysun's yummy "Quinoa Bread" recipe that I love. I've used it in the bread and occasionally in soup, but have never ventured to try it on it's own!
For those of you like I was a couple of months ago, I'll give you a very brief description of quinoa. Quinoa is pronounced (according to dictionary.com) Keen-wah or Kee-noh-uh. In the states I've only ever heard it called "Keen-wah", but on Australian's Biggest Loser (one of my guilty pleasures!) they pronounced it "Kee-noh-uh". Most likely no one will know what you are talking about either way so just say it with confidence!
According to "Vegetarians in Paradise" ( believe me, not something I had ever heard of before. It simple showed up in a search!) quinoa is "highly nutritious and can supply us with all of the body's requirements: carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber".
It cooks just like rice. Two parts water to one part quinoa. Simmer for about ten minutes then fluff. Very simple!
I topped mine with frozen blueberries and raspberries, a dash of cinnamon, a splash of milk and a sprinkle of brown sugar. It was delicious!!! And super simple! Plus I was FULL until lunch even after doing the Shred.