I start the quinoa and almonds at the same time. Five minutes later it’s time to lower the heat on the quinoa and move the almonds to a plate to cool, and I have 20 minutes to do my hair, makeup or just relax. This Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa recipe a great workday meal, you pretty much turn it on and then leave it alone.
2tablespoonsdried blueberriescranberries also work here
Rinse quinoa according to directions on the package.
In a small sauce-pot combine quinoa, water, vanilla, maple syrup and blueberries, cover and bring to a simmer on medium heat then reduce to the lowest setting, undisturbed, until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast almonds in a skillet on medium low heat, until they start to turn light brown, about 3-5 minutes. Move to a plate immediately (they will continue to cook) and allow to cool while you quinoa finishes cooking.
To serve, divide the cooked quinoa into two bowls, top with almonds and enjoy.
Fat: 9 (mostly from the nuts)