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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Plant-based breakfast bowls are fast, easy, and fun to make.  You can even prepare them the night before if you find yourself rushed for time in the mornings.  One of the great thing about breakfast bowls is that you can use any base you like and mix it up each day.  I alternate between quinoa, bulgur, oatmeal, and brown rice. I even blend the bases sometimes.  I switch up my seeds, fruits, and nuts often, so I never get bored with the taste. Each day and each bowl is different!

People often asked plant-based eaters, "But...how do you get your protein??"  Easy! Plant-based meals are loaded with plant protein. In fact, just 1/4 of a cup of dry quinoa has 6 grams of protein.  I used 1/2 a cup in this particular bowl, so there were 12 grams of protein just from my base.  :)

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Ingredients:
1/2 cup blended quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup almonds

Directions:
Bring water to a boil, stir in quinoa, reduce heat, and simmer without stirring for ~12 minutes or until water is gone and quinoa is light and fluffy when stirred.
Place quinoa in a bowl and add fruit and nuts.  Enjoy!

Preparing the night before:
If you prepare your quinoa bowl the night before, make the quinoa and seal in a separate bowl from the fruit and nuts in the refrigerator.  Do not mix the fruit and nuts in until you're ready because they nuts will go soft. 



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