Do you ever have extra quinoa that you cooked the night before but didn't use for dinner? Well, you should! I make extra every time I make quinoa; for quick quinoa salads, quinoa nori wraps, and of course... breakfast!
This meal is so easy; no soaking, no cooking, just mix it up and be powered by protein! Quinoa is one of the few plant-based complete proteins, and when coupled with chia seeds (3g of protein per Tbsp) and topped with nuts, you're off to a pretty good start to your day.
quinoa breakfast bowl
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
- chopped pecans
- sliced banana
- or whatever you want!
Combine coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk until chia seeds have set, just a minute or two. Add quinoa and mix to combine. Divide mixture into two bowls and top with fruit and nuts. Enjoy :)
* Makes two small servings. Up the quinoa for a bigger bowl of goodness!
* Like things a little sweeter? A little more maple might be a good choice for you!