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Maple Blueberry Fig Quinoa

By July 29, 2013 Breakfast, Recipe Box, Spring, Sweets & Treats

A perfect alternative to oatmeal in the morning, quinoa covered with fruit, sprinkled with nuts and drizzled with pure maple syrup really starts my day off nicely.

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Simple. Delicious. Quick. Nutritious.

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This bowl is packed with an outstanding mix of protein, fiber and carbohydrates for a sustained energy level.

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The pure maple syrup and dried figs add several beneficial minerals and those farm fresh blueberries, an slew of antioxidants.

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Maple Blueberry Fig Quinoa

(Serves 2-3)

1 cup dry quinoa

1 3/4 cup water

1 tsp extract (vanilla, almond, whatever you like)

2 TBS cinnamon

1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup dried figs, chopped

Nuts and/or seeds for topping (walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds [shown in picture], whatever you like)

100% pure maple syrup for drizzling (none of that faux corn syrup stuff!)

– Bring water, quinoa and extract to a boil and reduce to medium, cooking until done – about 7-10 minutes.

– Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and blueberries. 

– Scoop into bowls and top with 1/4-1/2 cup figs, light handful of seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Nutrition for 1 cup quinoa and blueberries, 1/3 cup chopped figs, sprinkle of seeds and 1 TBS maple syrup:

Calories: 428 Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g Protein: 11g Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 10g Sodium: 17mg

Additional nourishing benefits: greater than 25% daily value for iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. Talk about a mineral packed meal!

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Happy Breakfast.

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