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[RECIPE] Protein power quinoa breakfast bowl

Quinoa is a great whole-grain replacement for the refined and processed grains used in commercial breakfast cereals. 

This warm and satisfying meal is great a winter breakfast also contains ample protein. 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein
  • Handful blueberries
  • Handful mixed nuts, unsalted

Quinoa contains protein, delivering 14g of this muscle-building macronutrient in every 100g serving. Plus, it’s a great source of dietary fibre, as well as a range of vitamins and minerals.

Instructions

  1. Combine the quinoa and almond milk in a pot. Bring to the boil then lower heat a simmer.
  2. Stir regularly until very little almond milk remains and quinoa is soft.
  3. Remove from heat. Combine the mixture with your favourite plant-based protein powder supplement and mix in with the extra almond milk.
  4. Top with fruits and nuts. Serve and enjoy.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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