Quinoa is one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom and is also rich in iron, potassium, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. This makes quinoa the perfect main dish for vegetarian meals.
Breakfast quinoa is special for a couple of reasons:
1. You eat it at breakfast.
2. It’s a great way to start your day with a vegan source of protein (that doesn’t include soy or gluten!).
3. You can top it with your favorite fruits, nuts, spices, and milk!
Now let’s get to it!
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1 cup quinoa
2 cups of water
Any toppings of your choice
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes. Spoon into bowls and top with your favorite toppings. Serve warm or cold.