Complete Protein Breakfast Recipes

Where is it written that your favorite breakfast bowls need to be made with oatmeal? Quinoa – often reserved for lunch and dinner – can substitute for oatmeal in any dish and deliver more protein (8.1 grams per cup) and fiber (21% of recommended daily intake) than even longtime “health” food oatmeal (6 grams and 11%, respectively). It’s also one of the few plant foods that’s a complete protein, gluten-free, and lighter and fluffier than many grains, and it takes just 15 minutes to cook.

Just think of the possibilities:

• Quinoa Porridge
• Quinoa Waffles
• Protein Packed Green Power Smoothie
• Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa Porridge (created by @clarecreated)

⅓ cup of soaked Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa
1 cup of plant-based milk
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Banana, cut in slices
Strawberries, cut in half
1 to 2 tbsp nut butter
Dark chocolate, a few pieces

To make these, I used Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa.
I reduced the cooking time by pre-soaking the quinoa overnight.
The following morning, I took ⅓ cup of the soaked mixture and 1 cup of plant-based milk, brought it to a boil, and allowed it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes (until it began to fluff up!).

Quinoa Waffles (created by @jennaliveswell)
Prep Time: 15
Total Time: 20

¾ cups oat flour
1 flax egg
¼ cup cooked Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
splash of vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients, and then allow the batter to rest for at least 10 minutes while the waffle iron heats up
Spoon the batter onto the iron, and cook according to iron instructions or until crispy.
Top with your favorite toppings (such as blueberries, peanut butter & nuts/seeds mix).

Protein Packed Green Power Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes

1 cup coconut water
Handful of kale
½ avocado
1 cup pineapple
½ cup cooked Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa
Honey, to taste
3-5 ice cubes

dd all ingredients to blender, mixing until smooth.
Servings: 1 serving

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl (created by @crazychewygoods)
For the Quinoa
¼ Cup uncooked Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa
½ Cup Soy milk (or any type you like)
1 Cinnamon stick
½ tsp Vanilla extract
Dash of salt

Toppings (optional, make it your own!)
Sliced almonds
Mixed berries
Cinnamon Sugar

In a small saucepan, add your Ancient Harvest Traditional quinoa and milk and bring it to a rolling boil, then turn the heat down to low.
Cover it and let it simmer for 15 minutes. DON’T WALK AWAY! Note: You don’t want your quinoa to boil over. So, when it starts to boil, remove it from the heat and give it a little stir. Place it back on the burner and repeat for 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand for about 5 minutes to allow the quinoa to absorb the rest of the liquids.
Spoon your quinoa into a bowl and add your toppings.


Ancient Harvest is the company that introduced the U.S. to quinoa 35 years ago.

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