Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Strawberry, Peach, and Quinoa Breakfast

Not too long ago I made a culinary-life-changing discovery: The Queen of Quinoa's blog. If you've never heard of the Queen of Quinoa please take a few minutes (which may quickly turn into a few hours) and make your way over to this little gem. She has some amazing recipes, one of which I decided to try out this morning. Well, now I have a new breakfast obsession.

I eat a lot of quinoa. It's a staple of my diet. Some weeks I'll have it for breakfast and lunch. Some weeks for lunch and dinner. One of the challenges I face is to find ways to incorporate it into different dishes so that I don't get sick of it. And really, it's not the quinoa that I get sick of, it's the other ingredients.

When I saw this recipe I was practically salivating. I tweaked it slightly, and it includes some of my very favorite ingredients: strawberries, peaches (it's prime peach season right now), almond butter, almond milk, and cinnamon.

If you're looking for something different to eat for breakfast, I strongly recommend you try this. It's so easy, so filling (quinoa is full of protein), so healthy, and so, so good.

Strawberry, Peach, and Quinoa Breakfast 

1 peach, pit removed and cut into chunks
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (warm or cold)
1 teaspoon almond butter
1/8 - 1/4 cup almond milk (depending on how liquid-y you want it to be)
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Combine the cooked almond butter, almond milk, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Mix with a spoon until fully combined. Then add the quinoa and fruit, mix it all together, and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Yum! This was delicious! I tried it this morning after buying some almond milk yesterday. I didn't have any almond butter, but I included a handful of sliced toasted almonds which added a crunchy texture. Might try adding some toasted seeds next time, like sunflower or pumpkin. Thanks for sharing this recipe!