Powerful Acai Breakfast Quinoa

 

Do you like the whole “super foods” movement? I do. I think that it’s awesome because more fruits, nuts, grains, and vitamin-rich foods from all over the world are becoming available to everyone to try!

(Acai Powder from Nativas Naturals)
(quinoa flakes)

If you don’t like trying new things, I’m sure this food movement is very frustrating to you, but if you’re like me and love trying new things, then super-foods are like a breath of fresh air. Plus, with the endless possibilities of the internet, now you can have them shipped to you if you happen to live in an area where it is difficult to find unique foods. For example, if you’ve always wanted to try things like cacao nibs or acai, Navitas Naturals is a great resource because they have an endless variety of super-foods that can be shipped to your door. You can get the acai in freeze-dried powdered form, which makes it easy to add directly into smoothies, desserts, or breakfast items (I love acai berry smoothies!).

(The cooked quinoa before it gets a powerful purple acai punch!)

Anyways, here’s an easy and fun way to get two powerful foods into one delightful and nutrient-rich breakfast!

Powerful Acai Breakfast Quinoa
(makes one breakfast bowl)
1/3 cup quinoa flakes*
1 cup water
1 Tbs. Acai powder (see notes above for where to buy)
1/2 tsp. Splenda (or more depending on your preferences)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbs. unsweetened almond milk (optional)

~According to the directions of quinoa flakes, bring the 1 cup of water to a boil in a small sauce pan. As soon as the boil starts, stir in the quinoa flakes. Continuously stir for 90 seconds, remove from heat (the water should be completely absorbed by now and the quinoa flakes are ready). Stir in the acai powder and transfer to your breakfast bowl. Top with Splenda, cinnamon, and almond milk! Enjoy! [This breakfast bowl would also be great with some chopped nuts on top if you are able to have them.]

*I bought my quinoa flakes in the bulk section of my natural foods store. They are awesome to have around because you can use them instead of breadcrumbs when making crispy chicken or fish! If you can’t find them, or don’t like them, then use the traditional quinoa of your choice and cook according to the package directions.

(Almond milk adds an additional layer of flavor and creamy smoothness!)

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