How to make a quinoa breakfast bowl? You may ask, its actually quite an easy recipe that incorporates a tasty ingredient which is peanut butter, giving it a unique taste that could be your new favorite!
It is highly nutritious, meaning you will have a healthy but tasty breakfast that’s also a source of protein, not to mention your hunger will be satisfied, Especially for our Quinoa fans.
Quinoa is great and has a lot of benefits:
- High in protein – It’s the only “grain” that’s a complete protein, which is great for vegans or vegetarians and anyone…. really.
- Low Glycemic Index – quinoa is digested slowly by the body which means this will keep you feeling full for longer, and will help bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch.
- Wheat and Gluten-free – this is great for those on a gluten-free diet and to anyone that has sensitivities to wheat and gluten.
- Has a lot of Vitamins and Minerals – high in iron, potassium, magnesium, and not to mention high in fiber.
What does Quinoa taste like?
Quinoa has a great, fluffy and light texture to it, and somewhat a nutty flavor. There are many different varieties of quinoa, but the most common is red quinoa and ivory quinoa.
How to prepare Quinoa?
Quinoa preparation is easy!!!
When you buy quinoa from the shop, check whether the box says “pre-washed” or not. This is important, quinoa is known to have a residue on them that if not rinsed off will make them taste bitter.
If you buy or have quinoa that’s not washed, simply add your quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer, and give it a good rinse with cold water.
If your quinoa is pre-washed then you don’t need to rinse them, you can still if you want to (for peace of mind).
How to cook quinoa?
Quinoa is simple and easy to cook, all you gotta remember is 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa.
Quinoa cooks faster than any other grain, if you make 1 cup dried quinoa, you’ll get 3 cups cooked quinoa. So 1 cup quinoa in a pot with 2 cups water and set the stove to high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce stove to low and let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.
You’ll know the quinoa is cooked because it’ll appear translucent and have a white ring around every grain.
Store the cooked quinoa in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge.
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