Chia Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast
Power packed and loaded with nutrients, this breakfast is easy to make from scratch and serves as a canvas for TONS of different flavor combos. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, natural sweeteners…the sky’s the limit. However, do note that even though quinoa and oatmeal are loaded with nutrients, they are still high in carbohydrates. Don’t go too crazy on sweetening agents, as they’ll spike your glycemic response and you’ll crash (and be more likely to retain those elements as fat). Try to focus on low-sugar fruits (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, bananas, etc.) BTW, I use the higher concentration of quinoa as it’s a complete protein. That means it contains all 23 amino acids; the same makeup found in animal protein, but plant based.
Servings Prep Time
1-2servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
1-2servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Primary Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put main ingredients into small pot, uncovered, and turn heat to just over medium (6 out of 10). Give ingredients a slight stir, and then allow water to come to a light boil.
  2. Chop fruit, chocolate and other ingredients.
  3. Stir lightly every few minutes. Let water continue to boil off. Mixture is done when you can stir it so that it’s viscous, but not watery. If air vents develop in the mixture, you’ve cooked it too long. (Oops.)
  4. Turn off heat. Add powdered ingredients (cinnamon, turmeric) and mix until blended. Then add fruit. Frozen blueberries will defrost in the mixture within a minute or so.
  5. Transfer everything to a bowl and allow to cool for 1-3 minutes. Add chocolate, peanut butter or other meltable items and move lightly across the top of the mixture. Serve and/or eat!