Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa

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This chocolate quinoa recipe is decadent with just enough sweet. Quinoa’s a good source of protein and keeps you full longer.

It’s a versatile little seed that can be used in savory dishes as well as sweet ones. If you like my chocolate coconut oatmeal recipe then you’ll like this.

So, I started going out by myself recently. Has anyone done this before? It’s a little scary at first.

I’m learning to love myself as a single person. Whenever I did things in the past I always needed a wingman, but now I can go out to a bar and go dancing solo.

It’s a pretty cool thing to do. Plus, I wind up talking to people and have made some new friends. I heard someone say that when you’re single you should take yourself out on dates. And that’s what I’ve been doing 🙂

Another thing I’ve been doing is cooking for myself, a lot. Cooking calms me down, and I love knowing that I’m putting good food in my body such as this chocolate quinoa recipe.

OK, let’s get started.

Soak quinoa in water for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. I use a dish towel to drain it because the holes in my colander are too big. I have to get a different one, but for now…dish towel.

Bring water and almond milk to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add quinoa, honey, Stevia, salt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, mashed banana, and but butter to the pot.

healthy-chocolate-breakfast-quinoa-01Stir ingredients together. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. Sprinkle with whatever topping you prefer.

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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BREAKFAST QUINOA

Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Nut Butter
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Mashed Banana
  • 2 tbsp. Stevia
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2-4 tsp. Honey

Instructions

  1. Soak quinoa in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse.
  3. Bring water and almond milk to a boil.
  4. Add quinoa, honey, Stevia, salt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, mashed banana, and nut butter to pot.
  5. Stir ingredients together.
  6. Cover and reduce heat.
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  8. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  9. Fluff with fork.
  10. Sprinkle with toppings.

Not sweet enough? Mix in dates or bananas.

Don’t like quinoa? Use oatmeal instead, but the cooking instructions and time will change.


Here are other tasty breakfast ideas:

Spicy avocado toast and eggs.

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Healthy vanilla protein pancake with icing.

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