Favourite Thing Friday #13: Quinoa Flakes

16 May

Have you ever tried quinoa flakes? Thanks to my sweet, gluten-intolerant friend who introduce them to me, they are my new favourite breakfast food! You already know quinoa is healthy grain packed with protein. Quinoa flakes are a gluten-free alternative to oats, lower in calories, and have 5g of protein per serving. (For more info. on the power of protein, check out my post here).

So what is the difference between quinoa and quinoa flakes? Quinoa flakes resemble quick oats in texture, and are much more efficient when you are short on time and running late for work! All you need is some hot water or milk, and let them stand for a few minutes. My kind of easy! They can usually be found in the breakfast cereal aisle near the rolled oats.

 

Quinoa Flakes (pre-cooked)

 

Quinoa Flakes Family Pack, Bulk

Here is how I whip up my faveย quinoa flake bowl in the morning:

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can substitute for any other kind of milk, or water)

1/3 cup quinoa flakes

Sliced fruit (optional – I like strawberries or banana)

Few drops of honey (optional – if you like a little bit of sweetness)

Other toppings as your heart desires (optional – sometimes I will throw in a few chocolate chips, goji berries, slivered almonds, chia seeds, or dried cranberries)

Directions

1. Bring the milk or water to a boil.

2. Add the quinoa flakes and stir.

3. Turn off the heat but leave the pot on the burner.

4. Let the flakes stand for 3-5 minutes until the consistency is similar to porridge.

5. Add your toppings and enjoy!

 

 

 

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One Response to “Favourite Thing Friday #13: Quinoa Flakes”

  1. Lisa Macy Coaching May 16, 2014 at 9:24 PM #

    Sounds like something I need to check out! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

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