Michelle’s Recipe of the Week: Apple Pie Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
Yields: about 4 cups prepared Increase or decrease as desired
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 2 cups 1% -2% Milk
- Almond Milk
- 2 cups Water
- 60 grams Vanilla Protein Powder Whey
- 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger or 1/8 tsp Cardamom
- finger pinch Kosher Salt
- 3 Tbsp. Agave or Honey -or 2 packets No Sugar Sweetener
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 XX-Large Egg Whites
- ¼ cup Dried Fruit of Choice
Rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh colander with cold water. Place quinoa into a med-large pot over med-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the grains are separated and fragrant; about 4 minutes. Whisk protein powder into milk until no clumps are visible. Add pro-milk, water, and all spices, through salt to the pot of quinoa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, maintaining a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, or until the quinoa is tender. About 20 – 25 minutes. Remove heat. Stir in sweetener of choice and vanilla.
Whisk egg whites in a small bowl with 2 Tbsp. of hot cereal. Repeat with 5 Tbsp. more of the cereal, until the egg whites are completely incorporated. Stir in fruit and return all to the pot. Return pot to stove over med-low heat until thickened; about 2 – 3 minutes.
Full Unit Meal Portions:
2 unit portion: ¾ cup prepared cereal
3 unit portion: 1 cup prepared cereal
4 unit portion: 1 heaping cup prepared cereal
5 unit portion: 1 ½ cup prepared cereal
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