Breakfast Quinoa By Kathy Freston, Author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

Breakfast Quinoa By Kathy Freston, Author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting...
The Lean:  A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss
Breakfast Quinoa
The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

This breakfast quinoa recipe is so delicious it can double as a dessert. Quinoa is naturally loaded with protein and fiber, so it provides long-lasting energy throughout your day. A perfect way to start your morning out right.

This recipe is one of the many delicious recipes created by Dayna McLeod specially for The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss.

2
Servings
165
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This recipe is one of the many delicious recipes created by Dayna McLeod, http://www.aveganchef.com,  specially for The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss.
 

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2  Cup  unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • Pinch of  Salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  Earth Balance spread
  • medium apple, diced, with peel
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  Cup  toasted walnuts
  • 1  Tablespoon  agave nectar

Directions

Ingredients

1. In a small saucepan, bring the quinoa, milk, water, and salt to a boil for 2 minutes.
2. Reduce, heat to low and cover for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, melt the Earth Balance spread. Add the apple, stir together until evenly coated, and saute for 1 minute. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until soft
4. Add the cinnamon and walnuts and cook for 1 additional minute.
5. Stir in the apple mixture with the quinoa, and divide between two bowls.
6. Drizzle the agave nectar on top and enjoy!
 

*Helpful Hint* Quinoa is a South American grain that needs to be rinsed well before cooking. Quinoa has a natural coating that can make the cooked grains bitter and mushy if they are not washed first.

*Variations* For a simple change, cook the quinoa as directed above, but omit the apple and Earth Balance spread. Gently fold blackberries and cinnamon into the quinoa, and top with walnuts, agave nectar, and shredded coconut.

The above is an excerpt from the book The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss by Kathy Freston. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.
 

Copyright © 2012 Kathy Freston, author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss
 

Author Bio
Kathy Freston, author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss, is a bestselling author with a focus on healthy eating and conscious living. Her instant New York Times bestsellers include Veganist, Quantum Wellness, and The One. She has appeared frequently on national television, including The Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, Good Morning America, The View, Charlie Rose, Extra and Oprah. She lives in Los Angeles.
 

For more information please visit http://www.kathyfreston.com, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
146µg
21%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin E, added
1mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
178mg
18%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
79mg
11%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
173mg
12%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
148g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Breakfast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Breakfast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.