Vanilla Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
⅓ cup of dry quinoa
2 cups of water
⅔ cups of plain or vanilla whey protein powder
½ cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup of hemp seeds
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries
¼ cup of dried walnuts
- In a large saucepan, place the quinoa and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the centers of the grains are translucent.
- Stir in the protein powder, coconut, hemp seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir in the flaxseeds or chia seeds. If the mixture is too thick, add another ¼ to ½ cup of water to reach the desired consistency. Divide the quinoa mixture into 4 bowls and top each with ¼ cup of berries and 1 tablespoon of walnuts.
From Gut Balance Revolution by Gerard E. Mullin