Monday, July 2, 2012

Quinoa For Breakfast

In a small sauce pan add:
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa (2:1 ratio)
Bring to a boil and cook until the water is almost gone. Be careful not to burn it.

Add to the cooked quinoa:
Thawed frozen fruit (you can thaw it in the microwave) like blueberries and strawberries
fresh fruit that is in season, like berries and peaches
1/2 sliced banana
small handful of nuts like unsalted almonds and walnuts
cinnamon to taste.

Quinoa ( /ˈknwɑː/ or /kɨˈn.ə/Spanishquinua, from Quechuakinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like cropgrown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetsspinach, and tumbleweeds.

The nutrient composition is very good compared with common cereals. Quinoa grains contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron.[3]

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