P90X Breakfast Recipes — Breakfast Quinoa
Before we dive in to this P90X breakfast recipe for Breakfast Quinoa, let’s talk a little bit about quinoa.
According to Men’s Health magazine, quinoa is one of the top 10 fittest foods. Technically, it’s a seed (not a grain)…but, we eat it just like any other grain. Packed with protein, it’s an excellent substitute for meat or soy products.
Another huge plus is that it’s gluten free—super important for those who are gluten intolerant, have celiac disease, or anyone just trying to add variety to a healthy diet.
There are three types of quinoa—white, red and black—and you can find medley mixes at many stores. Here is the nutritional stats from my bag of Trader Joes Organic White Quinoa:
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 160
- Calories from Fat: 25
- Total Fat: 2.5g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 30g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 6g
- Iron: 10% PDV
You’ll notice that most recipes call for rinsing the quinoa…this removes it’s natural coating, which can taste bitter, so don’t skip this step!
KNOW YOUR FOOD! Learn about what you’re putting into your body because YOU are in charge of your health. Helen Nichols of Well-being Secrets took some time to write ALL about quinoa. If you have a question about it, I can’t imagine it won’t be answered here—27 Science Backed Health Benefits of Quinoa.
Now, go forth and make this delicious P90X breakfast recipe and enjoy your Breakfast Quinoa tomorrow morning!
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- 1 cup almond, rice, or skim milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup organic quinoa (rinsed)
- 2 cups fresh berries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla - ingredient
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 4 teaspoons honey or rice syrup
- Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered for 5 minutes.
- Stir in berries, vanilla, and cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with nuts.
- Drizzle 1 teaspoon preferred sweetener over each serving.