Quinoa Berry Breakfast may just surprise you with its taste. Quinoa (keen-wah) is a healthy, nutritious seed that has been consumed for centuries. Try other berries, nuts or spices such as ginger or nutmeg to vary this nutritious breakfast cereal.

Quinoa Berry Breakfast Prep Time: 8 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready In: 25 min

Servings: 4

Ingredients
1 cup Quinoa
2 cup Water
¼ cup Walnuts
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 cup raw Blackberries

Directions
Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve before cooking. Place quinoa, water, walnuts and cinnamon in a 1½ quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed.
Add berries and serve with skim milk, soy milk or sweetener, if desired.

Tips & Notes
Use this basic recipe to make 4 servings at once. Refrigerate any leftover portions. Microwave 1½ minutes on high for single portions as needed. Use cooked quinoa within 3 days.
One of the best reasons to enjoy quinoa is because it has a high-protein content, which makes it a great cholesterol-free and low-fat source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. According to the USDA nutrient database, 1 cup of cooked quinoa (185 g) contains 8.14 grams of protein. To put that in reference, the recommended daily protein intake is about 56 grams for most men and 46 for most women.
Quinoa is naturally low in fat, but as a seed, it does have a small amount. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 3.4 grams of fat. Quinoa is relatively low in calories. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 222 calories. But of course, watch what you add to the quinoa, as it’s in the cooking process that most of the calories and fat will be added, depending on how you prepare it.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 230
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 10mg
Total Carbohydrates: 36g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Protein: 8g

Source: DiabetesCare.net
http://diabetescare.net

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