Get a healthy jump on your day! This high protein and nutrient rich breakfast from Jeanette Chen, Jeanette’s Healthy Living, is both delicious and easy to make. The quinoa, which can be prepared ahead of time, has become so popular these days because of its health benefits. Not only is it high in protein, but it’s a great source of vitamin B6, folate, iron, and zinc. One cup of cooked quinoa has 180 calories, 2 grams fiber and 7 grams protein. That with the delicious fruit is a real family pleaser.
Breakfast Coconut Quinoa with Fruit
½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained well
⅓ cup coconut milk
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons organic raw coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
2 tablespoons toasted coconut
2 tablespoons toasted almonds
½ cup fresh strawberries
½ cup sliced bananas
additional coconut milk or almond milk, as desired for serving
Place quinoa, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls and top with toasted coconut, almonds, strawberries and bananas.