I’ve never completely bought into that whole eat something just because it’s good for you thing. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen – I powered through that Dr. Oz breakfast quinoa like it wasn’t a thing. Barely. I knew, instantly, I’d never make that version again. Thankfully it’s the bad, good for your stuff that inspires me to make the good, good for you stuff, so I’ll take it.
FoodFash Strawberry Banana Walnut Breakfast Quinoa (yields 3 servings)
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1-1/4 cups almond milk
1 banana, smashed
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup white chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Bring quinoa and almond milk to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Mix the smashed banana with the cooked quinoa. Add walnuts, strawberries, and chia seeds. Serve right away or refrigerate for breakfast throughout the week.
If I can’t have an over medium egg with avocado and toast, this breakfast is surely next in line. The banana added an all around subtle sweetness while the walnuts and strawberries added occasional bursts of flavor. I dug it. I even dug it again around 3:00 when that afternoon ravenous hunger hit.