Most health experts agree that whole grains are a great way to start your day. The combination of quinoa and oatmeal takes things to the next level. You get all the benefits of whole grains with an added boost of (complete) protein. Best of all - this one will keep you full until lunch time.
- 1 1/2 c water, almond milk or regular milk
- 3/4 c old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 c cooked quinoa
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/3 c unsweetened dried cherries, raisins or other dried fruit
- 2 T pumpkin seeds
- 1 T Agave nectar or brown sugar to taste
- 2 T ground flax seeds
Combine milk, oats, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to medium low. Add quinoa and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Stir in dried fruit. Place in serving bowls and top with pumpkin seeds, and any other optional ingredients.
This makes about 3 servings. Oh, and I also sometimes add 2 beaten eggs shortly before taking off the burner, stirring in to quickly cook the egg. Even more added protein.