When sweetened slightly with honey and spiced cinnamon, quinoa turns from a savory side into a hearty, healthy breakfast dish. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, so it’s a complete source of protein. If you want extra fibre, top the dish with some fresh berries.
Diet variation: To make nut-free variations, substitute pomegranate seeds or raisins for the toasted almonds.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
– ½ cup water
– ½ cup quinoa
– 1 tblspn honey
– ¼ tspn ground cinnamon
– 1 tblspn chopped almonds, toasted (optional)
– ¼ cup Greek yoghurt (optional)
In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.
Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 12 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed and the hard white center of each seed is no longer visible.
Stir in the honey and season with the cinnamon. Top with the almonds and stir in the yoghurt (if using).
Total carbohydrates: 73g
Dietary fibre: 7g
Used with permission from Lose Wheat In 4 Weeks, RRP $29.99.
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