Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

As the cooler weather sets in I enjoy warmer breakfasts and hang up my smoothie routine.  One of my favorites on a cold morning is warmed quinoa with pumpkin.  Warmed quinoa makes such a great breakfast cereal.  It's easy and it's certainly full of protein.

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

1 cup Quinoa
1 cup water 
1 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or to taste)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
dried cranberries (to taste)

Rinse quinoa.  Add quinoa, water, and coconut milk to pan.  Bring to a boil. Reduce eat to medium-low.  Add syrup, cinnamon, and ginger.  Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and add dried cranberrries. I will sometimes add a little bit of grass-fed butter!and/or some nuts and seeds.  It's similar to oatmeal, in that you can get so creative.  Enjoy!

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