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Breakfast Quinoa Cereal

By: gfp

This citrus-flavored quinoa cereal makes a protein-packed breakfast meal.

Preparation Time Time To Table
10 min. 35 min.

Ingredients:

    • 1 banana(s)
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
    • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberriesFODMAP
    • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
    • 1 tsp. g.f. vanilla extract
    • 3/4 C. orange juice
    • 1 C. quinoa
    • 2 Tbsp. ricotta cheeseFODMAP
    • 2 tangelo, zest the peel (1 Tbsp. zest), peel and cut slices in half
    • 1/2 C. water

In a medium saucepan, heat orange juice, water, vanilla and cinnamon to boiling.  Add the quinoa and flaxseed meal.  Cook according to directions or add quinoa and flax to boiling liquid, reduce to simmer and cook quinoa till it's sprouted, about 12-15 minutes.

Let quinoa cool, then add fruit.  Stir and top with ricotta cheese and sprinkle orange zest.

Yield: 

4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving size:
1/2 C.
Amount per serving
Total Calories:
275
Total Fat Calories:
45
Fat:
5gm
Saturated Fat:
0.7gm
Protein:
9gm
Carbohydrate:
50gm
Sugar:
15gm
Fiber:
6gm
Sodium:
20mg

Tip: 

If you're avoiding dairy, omit the ricotta cheese and pour a little heated coconut milk for comfort. Interchange the fruit with your favorite flavors.