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Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
LilSnoo

LilSnoo

Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day! I made this up one morning when I had a craving for quinoa and was looking for a change from the usual. Top with extra milk for a thinner consistency. Also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

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  • Calories:
  • 538 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 98.7g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer with cold water to remove bitterness until water runs clear and is no longer frothy.
  2. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir quinoa and salt into the milk; simmer over medium-low heat until much of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir maple syrup and lemon zest into the quinoa mixture. Gently fold blueberries into the mixture.
  3. Divide quinoa mixture between 2 bowls; top each with 1 teaspoon flax seed to serve.
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LilSnoo
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LilSnoo

1/28/2013

I am the recipe submitter and wanted to clarify the directions. Allrecipes omitted a step when they edited my recipe and they suggested I clarify by leaving a comment here. Make sure to COVER the pot when you simmer the quinoa, otherwise the liquid will evaporate too quickly. Keep an eye on the pot because milk does have a tendency to boil over. After 20 minutes, there should still be some liquid left in the pot, so you have an oatmeal consistency. You do not want to cook all the liquid out of the quinoa. Thank you and enjoy! :)

Renee
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Renee

2/8/2013

This was really good! It was fresh yet rich- tasting, and the sweetness from the blueberries and syrup was perfect! Topped with toasted, slivered almonds instead of flax seed. A great new way to have quinoa!

whoshungry
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whoshungry

1/20/2013

Excellent! This was my first time trying quinoa for breakfast. It sounded interesting and I had all the ingredients. What a fabulous meal! I will make this over and over again and try different fruits too. My kids were a little skeptical, but they ended up asking for more.

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