My first quinoa experience was Quinoa flakes. My mom bought them for me as a possible breakfast food (since oatmeal falls into a grey area of gluten, and i usually stray away from). While the name “Quinoa Flakes” lacks initial appeal, i find the little food to be quite handy.
First off, Quinoa is a superfood. Having quinoa for breakfast will jump start your day! Here’s how to make it:
Bring 1 1/4 cup of water to a boil. Then pour in 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes. Bring to a small boil and stir, constantly, for 90 seconds. Voilá! You’re done.
By the microwave
Combine the same amounts as if you were to make it on the stove. important: if you are to microwave this, make sure you put it in a bowl large enough for it to boil up while cooking…or else you’ll be cleaning up quinoa in your microwave.
Microwave on high for 2-2 1/2 minutes. Stir well before serving.
The Magic of Quinoa Flakes
You could make this into a hearty breakfast. My recommendation?
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 handful of almonds
Packed with nutrients and ready to be consumed. Quinoa has a significant amount of fiber, so adding the chia seeds and almonds only helps you jump-start your day.
Another plus to this tasty flake is that it can be used in pancakes, cookies, muffins…sigh. The list goes on. I promise a recipe including it soon. 🙂
One last tip: if you go to your local Whole Foods to buy this quinoa treat, you may have to ask an associate to find it. Sometimes the box can be elusive and camouflage in the cereal aisle.
There you have it- a new breakfast idea. Happy eating, and see you for breakfast!