Quinoa is one of the worlds most popular health foods, and it deserves every right to hold that title. Have you ever looked into the nutrients and health benefits that can be found in quinoa? Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein, high in fiber, high in magnesium, B vitamins, iron and so much more! It is even one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. But quinoa for breakfast?? Yes, you read correctly. But trust us, this one might just become a household favorite recipe for, yes, breakfast! Cinnamon and nutmeg spiced quinoa paired with our Crofter’s Organic Just Fruit Superfruit Fruit Spread and a light drizzle of peanut butter is the perfect breakfast bowl to start your day with. It’s warm, it’s nutritious and best of all it is berry-delicious. Even the kids will enjoy this one and it’s a much healthier alternative to store bough cereals!
1 Tbsp. Crofter’s Superfruit Just Fruit Spread
2 Cups Silk Almond Milk
1-2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Toasted Coconut Chips
Organic Nut Butter
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Nutmeg
Maple Syrup (for extra sweetness, if required)
- First, take your quinoa and give it a good rinse. It is important to rinse quinoa because the process of rinsing it removes the natural coating called Saponin. Saponin has a soapy-bitter taste and let’s just say who likes the taste of soap?!
- Next, in a sauce pot,on medium to high heat,combine the silk almond milk, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, nutmeg and salt. Give it a stir so the ingredients have mixed thoroughly. Add in the quinoa and bring it to a boil and the remove it form the heat and cover. Let the quinoa sit for 10-15 minutes or until all the liquid has absorbed.
- Top with a drizzle of your favourite organic nut butter, toasted coconut flakes, and a big spoonful of our Superfruit Just Fruit spread.