Quinoa with Protein Shake

by Vashte on January 16, 2012

Slighty unusual for some but this is one of my fav’s as a breakfast.

Quinoa is an amazing food. It is not technically a grain but can substitute most grains from your diet.

Quinoa is high in protein, potassium, iron and other vitamins and minerals – and is being called a ‘superfood’.

Well, I just love it. Goodbye rice!!


For more info what is quinoa: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-quinoa.htm

In this meal I am substituting cereal for quinoa. Its light and I don’t get that heavy feeling from cereal. ½ Cup is one portion, or 30g cooked.

On top is my 100% natural Chocolate Protein Shake – made from water. See my Healthy Smoothie Recipes.

High in protein, low in carbs and calories.

To cook quinoa:

  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 2 ¾ cups of filtered water
  • sea salt to taste

In a saucepan bring to the boil. Keep the lid on. Once boiling turn the heat right down to simmer, leaving the lid on until all the water has been absorbed.

This will make PLENTY of quinoa. Keep it in the fridge to use for lunches, dinners, and/or breakfasts.


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