Under normal circumstances it’s easier to redo a savory recipe then a sweet one. When you think sweets, it’s all about cookies and cakes or muffins. If you’re not eating flour and/or sugar, it’s a little more difficult to think of easy and clean ways of eating goodies. But the hardest part for me has always been breakfast. I’m not really a sweet breakfast eater. Since I’m trying not to eat too-sweet stuff I decided to try and make a good and filling breakfast item. Here is my vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free Peaches and Cream Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – Elimination Diet.
Oh, breakfast. I’ve said it before – I’m not much of a breakfast person. It’s always super-sweet foods (cereal, french toast, pancakes) or savory (eggs, potatoes, quiche) and it’s always heavy and full of calories. Something I don’t need nor want when dieting. And it’s rarely fresh. Or full of protein. Enter breakfast quinoa! By making a ton of unsweetened quinoa at the same time as you’re making your weekly lunches you can have a full week of breakfasts ready to go. Just add the portion to your bowl with everything else the night before; the next morning you make it up just like overnight oats! It’s awesome!! Quinoa makes the nicest porridge too. I love it with a little extra milk in it – a little soupy, but not too much.
Start by making your quinoa – looking on the box or Googling how much dry and water to make healthy portions for the week. Once quinoa is done, let it cool then either portion into individual containers, or just portion out one and put the rest in a larger container. Add in the milk, peach, cinnamon, and maple syrup and mix then let sit in fridge overnight. When ready for breakfast microwave about two minutes then add a little water to loosen up, then let sit with lid on to meld everything together. The peach will be really soft, like a baked peach (yum!). Enjoy!
1/4 C Ancient Harvest Quinoa
2/3 C Water
1/3 C So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk
1/2 Peach, chopped or sliced
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Maple Grove Farms Maple Syrup
1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil then lower to a simmer for 20-25 minutes until all water is gone.
2. Pour milk, peach, cinnamon, and maple syrup into a bowl and add quinoa and mix really well.
3. Let sit in fridge overnight.
5. Microwave two minutes, then add a little water to loosen up.
6. Let sit with lid on and cool enough to eat.