I enjoy breakfast cereals, but I like to have my breakfast cereals a little “spruced up”. I like my oatmeal to have plenty of fruit added for sweetness and for flavor. I love to add rhubarb sauce to my oatmeal, bananas, blueberries, strawberries or anything I happen to have on hand. I decided to switch up my breakfast cereals a little bit by making some quinoa. I like quinoa but I usually make it with chicken broth. I made it with milk this time and then sweetened it with a little bit of honey. Add fresh fruit on top and you have a delicious breakfast that is packed with protein, fiber and flavor. I added blueberries, bananas, apples and a few almonds to mine, but you can use any fruit you have on hand. If you like quinoa, make up a couple of cups and then put it in the fridge. Just heat it and add your toppings for a quick breakfast. If you’re not a huge fan of quinoa, but like the change from the typical oatmeal, mix the quinoa and rice to make a risotto. It lightens the flavor of the quinoa, but you still get a delicious change from the typical breakfast cereals.
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 cup fresh fruit
- Bring the milk and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook until the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in the honey.
- Serve the quinoa topped with additional milk, if desired, and the fruit of choice.
Entire recipe makes 1 serving
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 7 Smart Points/9 Points
PER SERVING: 350 calories; 3g fat; .1g saturated fat; 73.7g carbohydrates; 26g sugar; 11g protein; 6g fiber