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28 Mar 2017

Quinoa For Breakfast

You know the saying, "don't knock it till you try it." That was me when it came to eating quinoa at breakfast. 

I had only ever had it made in savoury ways, suitable for day time meals - mainly dinner, really. But I began seeing it served and offered in restaurant settings so many ways that I decided to give it a go. I am SO glad that I did, because it's become my new favourite. 

Quinoa, being a grain, is one of those foods that doesn't have much of it's own flavour and therefore can take on or mix with whatever you choose to cook it alongside. I cooked mine, on medium heat, mixed with chia and hemp in vanilla almond milk and sure enough - that's exactly what it tasted like. A warm, creamy vanilla flavour. The quinoa acted as a base (think cereal or granola) and so I topped it with some of my other favourite breakfast components - berries, nutty granola, almond slices, a scoop of Greek yogurt (if you're vegan their are a growing amount of dairy free yogurts on the market) and a dollop of nut butter.

You can easily go crazy with the whole idea, but incase this blend didn't sound like your cup of tea or you don't know where else to go - I compiled some other tasty recipes here.

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