Quinoa Flakes with Mixed Berries and Chia
This is a great recipe for a busy morning. Quinoa flakes are made from pressed quinoa. They cook faster than quinoa but give provide you with the same health benefits. Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods and contains lots of fiber, iron, lysine (an essential amino acid that is harder to find in the plant kingdom, essential for tissue growth and repair), magnesium (relaxes blood vessels), manganese and vitamin B2 (important for energy metabolism).
Feel free to use whatever berries you have at home, fresh or frozen, and top with chia seeds and maple syrup.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup almond milk or your choice of plant milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries
- Maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Pour water and milk into a saucepan, place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- Add salt and stir in quinoa flakes. Stir gently for about 30 seconds, until the flakes and liquid are thoroughly combined.
- Add frozen berries and cook for another minute or until hot.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and cover. Allow the mixture to stand and thicken for three to four minutes.
- Spoon some of the quinoa berry mixture in a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup and top with chia seeds. Serve hot or cold.
- It's best to mix the quinoa with milk and water the night before and soak it overnight to reduce the amount of phytic acid, which interferes with the absorption of important nutrients.