Hi everyone! Not too much going on this last week except for getting back to work and having to do some cleaning up after getting back from Texas. On the weekends I like to make what I call “fancy breakfast”, which I normally have time for. But this weekend I didn’t have time for my fancy breakfast but I still needed something that was going to keep me full of energy while I played clean up and worked on homework. To get a breakfast packed full of protein I made a breakfast quinoa bowl that included quinoa, milk, banana, and peanut butter.

Quinoa is packed full of protein, containing about 8 g of protein in a cup, which will help keep you feeling fuller longer. It is also a great source of carbohydrates and contributes to a serving of whole grains, meaning it is a great source of fiber with 5 g per cup! The milk and peanut butter also contribute to the protein count and add a little bit of fat, which again will help keep you feeling fuller longer and help slow down the digestion of the carbohydrates to provide a steady flow of energy throughout the morning. I used a banana, but any fruit will do! This is an easy way to get one of your five servings of fruits and vegetables in for the day and will add additional fiber and nutrients to your meal.

Here is my quick and easy recipe for a breakfast quinoa bowl! I hope you enjoy!

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (easiest if cooked the night before)
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbs peanut butter
  • A few drops of stevia or other sweetener if desired.

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa as instructed – can be done the night before or the morning of (takes about 20 minutes).
  2. Add all ingredients together in a bowl and serve hot or warm. It’s great both ways! Enjoy! 🙂