Sunday, September 6, 2009

A super healthy breakfast

Don't worry, guys. This won't turn into one of those 'only healthy food' blogs. Because, you see, the healthier I eat, the more butter and cream I can use in my desserts. It balances out!
Now that I'm back at work, I need to eat a quick breakfast. I'm not working with food anymore, so if I don't eat before I go to work I might not eat for 6 hours. So I've been drinking breakfast smoothies, and eating granola, and now added this to my repertoire. Quinoa is so awesome. It's healthy and is a full protein, so a small breakfast of this will keep you full for a while. Flax seeds are full of omegas and fiber, and I have been using goat's milk yogurt, which is delicious, but you can use regular milk yogurt if you want, or soy yogurt if you are vegan. It's super quick to throw together when you make the quinoa the night before and keep a container in the fridge for the week.


1 c quinoa
2 c water
a big pinch of salt

Rinse off your quinoa. Bring your water to a boil in a small pan with the salt, and then stir in the quinoa. Boil for 1-2 minutes, then cover and turn off the heat. Let sit for 20 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Voila! Quinoa! The little grains will puff up and turn translucent


1/2 c cooked quinoa
1/4 c yogurt (I like berry flavored goat yogurt, but use what you want)
1 t flax seeds, crushed or lightly pulsed in a spice grinder

Stir together the quinoa and the yogurt, and top with flax seeds. Enjoy!


  1. You know, it's odd, I subscribed here months ago because I liked your recipes. Just recently, we've discovered out daughter is gluten intolerant. Makes me pleased I already had you bookmarked! Thankyou. :-)

  2. our* daughter.

    Sorry, I can never stand to leave my typos alone.

  3. Quinoa for breakfast- what a great idea!
    I've been trying to find things that will keep me from getting hungry so quickly after breakfast, and quinoa has always stuck with me pretty well.
    I will try this!

  4. I found your website as I perused GF blogs. I think the way you photographed pulled me in, but your recipes and your style is very photojournalistic...very cool! Easy to read, pleasurable on the eyes. Nice job!

    As for quinoa, it's a staple in our home. I love that we can make it sweet or savory. Our daughter has Celiac Disease and is as healthy and hearty as we could hope for. She loves her quinoa, especially with a touch of butter and salt. I like mine as you have detailed here, with berries and yogurt AND some slivered almonds. Thanks again...

  5. I like quinoa a lot. I never thought of using it for breakfast though. I'll definitely have to try it out. Thanks!

  6. Yum quinoa for breakfast!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe... Will try this!!

  9. GORGEOUS photos Jill! And sounds like a tasty combination too.