Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa with Walnuts.
This is the best breakfast I’ve had in while. Don’t get me wrong - I love oatmeal and all the wonderful things you can do with it - but this is something different altogether. It doesn’t look like it makes very much, but you really don’t need much to be full!
What you will need;
- 1/3 cup quinoa;
- 2/3 cup almond milk and 1/3 cup water;
- 1 banana;
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder;
- A few shakes of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick;
- 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped;
- 1 date or a few raisins, or a few dried cranberries.
-In a saucepan, bring the quinoa, liquid and cinnamon to a boil, turning down to a low heat and allowing to simmer. Finely dice the date and throw in, giving a stir, then do not stir the quinoa again. (Or just throw in the raisins/cranberries.)
-Mash the banana and cocoa powder in a bowl, until smooth. (I added some flax and a little almond milk here for a nutritional boost, but this is optional.)
-Once the quinoa is almost done - slightly sticky rather than dry and fluffy - pour the chocolate/banana mix in to the pan and stir until combined. Add a dash of almond milk if too try. Pour in to your bowl, top with walnuts and enjoy!
This dish has 13g of protein and 41% of your dietary fibre! Yum. :)