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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cranberry Orange Quinoa For Breakfast

Now that I am getting older, healthy eating has become a regiment in my household. The children also have changed their eating habits as they have found that eating healthy makes them feel and look better.

Steel cut oats has become the latest breakfast craze. I love steel cut oats don't get me wrong, but sometimes you need change.  I've stepped it up a notch by using quinoa pronounced (ki nu a) in this recipe.

Cranberry-Orange Quinoa

1 cup         quinoa

3 cups        water

1 tbsp.       unsalted butter

1/2 tsp       sea salt

1                 zest of an orange

1                 juice of an orange

1/2 cup      dried cranberries

1/4 cup      almonds

1/2 cup      vanilla almond milk or cow's milk

2 tbsp.        maple syrup

Sautee the quinoa with butter until lightly golden.
Add the water and let boil until cooked. Add the salt to the boiling water.
While the quinoa is cooking, soak the cranberries with the orange juice. This will plump up the cranberries.
Once the quinoa has fully cooked, remove from heat and add the almond milk, cranberries with the juice, maple syrup and chopped almonds. For an extra touch, add a dollop of greek yogurt.
Refrigerate leftover and reheat the next day.


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