Quick Quinoa Breakfast bowl

Quinoa!

{Quick Quinoa Breakfast bowl}

Although the picture quality is not my usual, I still wanted to share this quick quinoa breakfast bowl recipe. I’ve been crazy busy at work lately, and unfortunately kind of stressed, so I apologize for the long pause between posts.

I always find it very odd that when a person becomes stressed, often the things that help them de-stress end up on the back burner. For me, it’s running, yoga, and admittedly, this blog.

Ugh.

Sometimes I find myself in a funk. And I think most of you know what I’m talking about. It’s that occasional short period of time where you feel like your being pulled in a million different directions, and the only thing you want to do is crawl into bed and assume the fetal position until it all goes away. OR until you’re able to go on that vacation you’ve been looking forward to for months. Yes??

Once again…

Ugh.

That’s precisely how I feel right now.

It’s at times like this when I have to force myself to take a moment, breath, examine the positive things in my life and appreciate the little things. Otherwise I would never get anything done. Ever.

One thing I’m thankful for today?

My Quick Quinoa Breakfast bowl this morning. Packed with nutrients like iron, calcium, phosphorus, and essential amino acids, quinoa is a pseudo-grain that takes under 5 minutes to cook. And with a stomach full of energy, it was the perfect thing to get my Sunday started.

This, and the sunny 85 degree weather we are having today.

Is the outdoor pool open yet?

Quick Quinoa Breakfast bowl

Serves 1

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup almond or soy milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 T raisins
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 small banana, sliced
  • Dash of salt

Place cooked quinoa in a bowl. Pour almond milk over and place in the microwave for 2 minutes. You can skip this step if your quinoa is already hot.

Put the rest of the ingredients on top of the quinoa/almond milk combo. Dash with salt. Enjoy!


p.s.
As part of my de-stressing plan, I’m venturing over to D.C. today to take a peek into a Tiny Tumbleweed home! I don’t think I could ever live in one, but the thought of living minimally is very enticing. If you’re in the area come check it out! You can find details and more info about the event here.

What things de-stress YOU???

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