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Chai Quinoa Protein Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast

When you want to get more protein at breakfast, try a breakfast bowl with quinoa. The goodness of chai quinoa protein, when paired with a glass of milk, gets 30 grams of protein at breakfast, which many experts now recommend as a great way to jumpstart your nutrition in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – pre-rinsed uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups – milk
  • 1 – egg white
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons – brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon – pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon – ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon – ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon – nutmeg
  • 2 dashes – ground cloves
  • shredded or flaked coconut for garnish (optional)
  • almond slivers for garnish (optional)
  • Pair each serving with:
  • 8-ounce glass of milk

DIRECTIONS

Bring 2 cups of milk to a full simmer in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, return to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Cover, leaving a tiny crack for steam to escape, and simmer until about two-thirds of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in egg white, brown sugar, vanilla and spices. Return pan to stove, covering again with a tiny crack for steam to escape, and continue to cook on low until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Serve with an 8-ounce glass of milk and garnish with coconut flakes and almond slivers if desired.

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NUTRITION

520 calories; 6 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 30 g protein; 86 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 240 mg sodium; 650 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.

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