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The Perfect Breakfast – Quinoa with Fruit, Walnuts and Chia Seeds

Posted Jan 16 2013 3:31pm

  Quinoa with Fruit, Walnuts and Chia Seeds

On a busy morning, it can be challenging to prepare a low-glycemic breakfast, unless, you have some left-over quinoa in your fridge. Just add your favourite non-dairy milk some fruit and nuts and the perfect breakfast is ready.

Cook quinoa the day before:

1. Rinse quinoa and let it soak for 30 minutes. This will help to get rid of any left-over saponin residue (a natural insect repellent) that leaves a bitter taste.
2. Cook in a pot on the stove or in a rice cooker. You will need one part of quinoa and 2 parts of water.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy and has absorbed all of the liquid.
4. Keep cooked quinoa in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Quinoa with Fruit, Walnuts and Chia Seeds

Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 serving


2/3 cup cooked quinoa
2/3 cup your favourite non dairy milk
½ banana, sliced
½ apple, cubed
6 walnut halves
1 Tbsp chia seeds
½ tsp agave nectar (optional)


In a bowl, mix quinoa with milk. You can warm up the milk, if you prefer your breakfast to be warm.
Add banana, apple, chia seeds and agave nectar.
Mix well.

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