Recipe by Linda Melone, CSCS | Photography by Paul Buceta
Breakfast lovers, it’s time for an oatmeal upgrade. You may typically reserve this grain for a suppertime side dish, but swapping your oats for quinoa is a delicious and higher protein alternative to your standard hot cereal. Next time you whip up a batch of quinoa, try this hearty daystarter with your favorite healthy toppings and see for yourself. Talk about a breakfast of champions.
Quinoa & Vanilla Protein Blast
Total time: 10 min | Makes 1 serving
• 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
• 1/3 cup non-fat milk or almond milk
• 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
• 1/2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• Chia seeds, chopped nuts, berries
Combine all ingredients in a microwavable bowl, cover and heat for 90 seconds.
Top with chia seeds, chopped nuts and berries if desired, and serve.
Nutrients Per Serving:
Calories: 238, Fat: 5 g, Carbs: 18 g
Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 29 g