Very Berry Breakfast Bowl
Here's an easy recipe to start your day using things you may already have at hand. Cook a larger batch of quinoa to keep in your refrigerator to make a quick and easy bowls for any meal.
1 cup uncooked quinoa (any color)
2 cups water
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
2 cups fresh black berries
2 cups fat free Greek yogurt (or other plant based yogurt ex. soy, almond, etc)**
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Rinse the quinoa: Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh colander and rinse under running water for at least 30 seconds. Drain well. Rinsing removes any bitterness on the outside of the quinoa caused by naturally occurring saponins.
Combine the rinsed quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then decrease the heat a bit to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water, about 10 to 20 minutes. Reduce heat as time goes on to maintain a gentle simmer.
Remove the pot from heat, cover, and let the quinoa steam for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork.
Add 1/2 cup cooked quinoa to a cereal bowl.
Top with 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, and 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt.
Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon to taste and enjoy!
This power-packed breakfast bowl is sure to start your day off right. You can substitute other seasonal fruit or frozen fruit to create your own twist on this recipe. Looking to make the recipe vegan? Substitute the nonfat Greek yogurt for a nondairy version like soy, coconut or almond yogurt.
*If using a plant based yogurt, the protein content will vary.
Kick up the flavor with a little sprinkle of tumeric!