Quinoa with Banana & Walnuts

Quinoa with Banana and Walnuts

Breakfast is a meal I definitely do not miss and it is usually very large.  I love quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) because it is loaded with protein and is very versatile.  It also stands in as a healthy grain for those who may be intolerant to other options.  In the past,  I ate mostly cereals or breads for breakfast.  I would quickly “crash” and go in search of another unhealthy carb to sustain me.  Now, I start my day with healthy proteins, healthy fats and add fruits or vegetables to each morning meal.  This particular recipe makes quite a bit of quinoa and you can reheat it throughout the week.  Ours usually lasts 2 days.  I recommend this with banana and walnuts, but whatever nuts and fruit you have on hand will be perfect.  Play around a bit with this recipe and see what works for you and your family.  I would love to hear from you.  Let me know how yours turns out.

 

Quinoa with Banana & Walnuts

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa – rinsed

1 banana

handful of walnuts

2 tsp raw local honey

1/4 cup almond milk

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add the rinsed quinoa and turn heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes.  Quinoa will be light and fluffy.  Spoon desired amount into a bowl.  Add banana, walnuts, honey and almond milk.  Eat up!  Place leftover quinoa in the fridge.