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Time to switch up the typical bowl of oats and use quinoa instead. As one of the few complete protein sources from plants, quinoa tastes just as good with milk, cinnamon, fruit and nuts. A 1 cup serving of this nutty tasting grain nourishes your body with 12g of high quality protein and 20% of your daily value for Iron.

Keep in mind however, calcium competes with iron for absorption, so you may not get all that good iron from this meal if you’re using milk. But hey, there are other chances throughout the day to get your iron in!

 

I used leftover quinoa this morning, but it only takes 5-7 minutes to cook if  you don’t already have some. After adding about 3/4 cup milk to 1 cup quinoa, I warmed it up a little and topped it with cinnamon, raspberries and almonds. Quick and easy.

I also like to serve over easy eggs atop quinoa with some fresh scallion, tomato and avocado.

How do you like your breakfast quinoa?

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