11 Mar 2017
Considered one of the world’s most popular health foods, quinoa is high in protein, gluten-free and contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s also high in fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium, B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. No wonder they call it a superfood!
So nourish your body with all these healthful components plus warm your soul with this very special breakfast pudding.
1 cup quinoa (pre-washed)
1¾ cups skim milk or almond milk
4 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup chopped roasted almonds
optional garnishes: Seasonal fruit / berries
Over medium heat, toast quinoa in a dry skillet for a few minutes or until quinoa begins to darken. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine toasted quinoa, milk, 2 tablespoons honey or agave, almond extract and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover – leaving lid slightly ajar, and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and white spiral-like threads appear around the grains. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Divide quinoa among 4 serving bowls. Top with yogurt and a drizzle of honey or agave. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and almonds.
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