Even if you swear by overnight oats, you'll be surprised by this sweet quinoa breakfast bowl. It's so simple with only 5 ingredients yet full of nutrients and antioxidants to support your body the whole day.
Truth be told, we "all" love oats, they're simple and quick to make, but you can get bored eating oats all the time! How about venturing into something new and cozy, shall we?
You just need good ingredients to make yourself this hearty colorful yet nutrient-dense quinoa breakfast.
Pick your favorite fruits but save your budget, stay seasonal. Take some overnight quinoa and millet, mix up those ingredients to create this awesome deliciously sweet quinoa breakfast bowl.
We love quinoa in this house, and if it wasn't that costly we'd be on it every day lol. What you'll love about quinoa is that you can serve it at any meal like in this kale quinoa salad.
Needless to say, millet has worn our hearts too. It's cheap than quinoa and also versatile like in this overnight millet breakfast or this prune-mint sautéed with millet.
Millet is consistent than quinoa you just need a little amount to feel satiated, while quinoa is soft and sweet.
How to cook quinoa and millet
I've shown you how to cook millet and how to cook quinoa, but now you can cook these good girls together.
The cooking time is relatively the same, I don't, however, toast them like I do with millet but rather clean them together and cook them like quinoa.
1 cup of each with 2 cups of boiling water for each.
You can store or freeze the remaining quinoa millet combo.
But you can also have leftovers of each and mix them up to make this sweet quinoa breakfast bowl.
How to cut a pomegranate
In this quinoa breakfast, I added some pomegranate arils to bring more texture and color.
When dealing with pomegranate, avoid wearing white clothes as the red juice can easily stain them.
Using a sharp large knife, hold the pomegranate with your left hand and pressing it on a chopping board, cut it into halves.
Put a large bowl in your kitchen sink, place a half of pomegranate in your hand the fruit facing down to the bowl. Space your fingers so that the arils can pass through.
With your a rolling pin (or something of that kind) hit the top of the pomegranate to release the arils.
Remove the white membranes that could have fallen into the bowl.
There you go, you now know how to cut a pomegranate and how to get its arils.
What fruits can you serve quinoa with?
In this sweet quinoa breakfast bowl, I used oranges for their juice, then clementines for topping.
However, use fruits you love, bananas are hearty with quinoa. Mango will be perfect just as berries. Caramelized apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon & ginger are so so delicious...
You feel free...
Don't forget to share your ideas with me in the comments. I'd love to learn new ideas from you.
My love to you, Githu.
Sweet quinoa breakfast bowl
- 1 cup 185gm cooked quinoa & millet
- ½ cup 120 ml freshly pressed orange juice
- 2 clementines (4 if too small)
- ½ pomegranate
- 1 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil (totally optional but adds vitamin E)
- Get the pomegranate arils as explained on the post
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl to make quinoa millet breakfast
- Serve and enjoy. Thank you for pinning and sharing this recipe. Kisses
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