Quinoa Breakfast Recipes
Quinoa breakfast recipes are one of the best ways to eat quinoa; and quinoa happens to be one of the best foods you could ever eat!
Three or four thousand years ago the Incas discovered that not only was this amazing seed edible, but it was also packed with nutrients; to the point that it obviously gave their warriors more stamina! You can imagine how valuable that was in their world.
Quinoa Nutritional Value
Modern science, however, has taken a while to come around to the health benefits of quinoa. It’s commonly thought of as a grain – in fact, The Quinoa Corporation (yes, that’s a thing) calls it the “Supergrain of the Future.” But quinoa is really a seed from a beet-like plant. And some of modern science’s latest studies have revealed why quinoa was the true gold of the Incas:
Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all 9 essential amino acids.
Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most grains, which helps prevent heart disease, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, lowers glucose levels, helps lose weight (because it’s energy-dense – fewer calories for the same amount of food), helps prevent asthma, and on and on.
Iron keeps your red blood cells healthy, regulates your body temperature, carries oxygen throughout your body – and quinoa is loaded with it!
Quinoa is one of a small number of foods that contain lysine, which is essential for tissue growth & repair.
Being rich in magnesium, quinoa helps relax blood vessels, which helps with migraines. It also helps your body maintain a stable blood sugar level, which can reduce Type 2 Diabetes. Magnesium also helps with body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and strengthens your bones and teeth!
Quinoa offers high levels of Riboflavin – also known as vitamin B2, which improves energy metabolism in brain cells & in muscles. Forget Red Bull (which is HORRIBLE for your health in the first place. NEVER DRINK IT!!), eat more quinoa for energy!
Quinoa has high levels of manganese, which is a strong antioxidant, which helps protect your body from cancer and many other diseases.
As you can see, there’s a reason Quinoa is known as a superfood. Because it really is super! And now, let’s look at one of the best quinoa breakfast recipes you’ll ever taste:
Breakfast Quinoa Recipe
Quinoa Apple Oatmeal with Walnuts
1/4 cup red quinoa
1/4 cup steel-cut oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp chopped walnuts
1/2 apple, grated
- The night before cooking, rinse your quinoa thoroughly and drain it. Combine the oats & the quinoa in a pan with 1 cup of boiling water, and cover.
- In the morning, bring the oats & quinoa to a boil. Add the almond milk, a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt & reduce the heat to low. Cook until quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally, which should take 8-10 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 350º. Toast some walnuts on a cookie sheet, stirring occasionally until they’re slightly darkened – for about 4 minutes.
Top your “Quinoatmeal” with apple, walnuts, and more cinnamon; drizzle with a little more almond milk.
Quinoa Health Benefits
This is truly one of the most delicious & healthful quinoa breakfast recipes you’ll find – you’re going to love it! The benefits of quinoa nutritional value are very underrated, and you are now one of the enlightened few! What’s one of your favorite quinoa recipes? We’d love to hear it!