Quinoa is packed with protein and fiber so it’s time to get creative! This Strawberries and Cream Quinoa is delicious enough to be your new, favorite dessert and healthy enough to be your new, favorite breakfast!
I love quinoa. I even dedicated a whole chapter to it in The Everything Wheat Free Diet Cookbook! I love how healthy and versatile it is and this recipe is a perfect example. This can be easy made for breakfast too instead of your regular oatmeal (now don’t worry, I would NEVER diss oatmeal!) But sometimes you just need to mix it up a bit.
I feel like I am in a food rut these days. I don’t have the time to get creative every night and make healthy snacks and treats to keep me on plan. I am a huge believer in preparation and these can be made in advance. For me, if I don’t prepare my foods in advance I get off track. I made three of these and kept them in the refrigerator to have a healthy snack available. Curse those kids’ snacks! I’ll eat my strawberry quinoa!
Whoa…I just realized that these would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Ok, so I totally knew that this would be PERECT for Valentine’s day, I am trying to avoid all of the excess candy and stuff that are around during this lovely holiday. And side note: why do kids come home with just as much candy on Valentine’s Day as Halloween? That drives me CRAZY!
Strawberries and Cream Quinoa
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup Vanilla Almond milk
- 1 cup strawberries pureed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Rinse and drain quinoa.
Combine quinoa and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling.
Cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook 10 to 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
Add pureed strawberries, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix well and refrigerate for at least an hour, or even overnight. Makes about 2 cups cooked quinoa.
Enjoy this vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free treat/snack/breakfast. I wouldn’t even blame you if you ate it three times in a day. It’ll be our secret! 😉
If you like pudding, then you will love these too!
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