Sinnergy Wellness Group & SWEAT Nutrition Partner
One of my favorite ways to mix up my breakfast routine is to incorporate foods that are not traditionally “breakfast” foods. This recipe is a perfect example of this! Quinoa serves as a delicious and protein rich alternative to oats in the morning, with its unique texture and nutty flavor. While oats are a staple and full of great nutrition, sometimes it’s nice to try something new for the sake of variety. This cinnamon apple variation is warm, filling and satisfying on cold winter mornings.
Quinoa brings some serious nutritional power to the table with fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates, along with antioxidants and minerals in levels higher than most grains. Better yet, the fiber in quinoa goes to work feeding the beneficial bacteria in our gut and supports our overall health. The simplicity of this recipe makes it easy to swap out fruit (pears instead of apples), add some milk to create a thinner consistency, or mix in some peanut butter to provide a depth of flavor and healthy source of fat.
This dish would be great paired with some scrambled eggs or yogurt if you are looking for increased protein. This meal is a perfect post-workout breakfast for those of you celebrating your body through exercise at SWEAT.
½ cup quinoa
1 ½ cups water
2 large apples
2 tsp cinnamon
Peel and core both apples. Chop them into bite-sized pieces.
Add quinoa, water and apples to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 20 – 25 minutes. The apples will be soft and the quinoa will have absorbed the water.
Stir in cinnamon and transfer mixture to two bowls. Enjoy!