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.

Ready in
Active time: 10 m Start to finish: 25 m
2
Servings
299
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
  • 1 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

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
12%
Sugar
21g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
53g
18%
Vitamin A
41µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.5%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.3%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
157mg
16%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
222mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
388mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.9%
Sodium
206mg
9%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.6%
Zinc
2mg
12%

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