Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa

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Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day! I made this up one morning when I had a craving for quinoa and was looking for a change from the usual. Top with extra milk for a thinner consistency. Also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups nonfat milk

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ½ lemon, zested

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 2 teaspoons flax seed

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer with cold water to remove bitterness until water runs clear and is no longer frothy.

  2. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir quinoa and salt into the milk; simmer over medium-low heat until much of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir maple syrup and lemon zest into the quinoa mixture. Gently fold blueberries into the mixture.

  3. Divide quinoa mixture between 2 bowls; top each with 1 teaspoon flax seed to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
7g Fat
99g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 383mg 29%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1013mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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