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This creamy and delicious dairy free Breakfast Quinoa Bowl with Silk Almond Milk is loaded with berries, bananas, chia and hemp seeds. This is the perfect way to start of a healthy day!
If you are like me, you have started the New Year with plenty of health goals! One of my many goals is to lose some weight this year. Well, one of the tips that I have included in my weight loss journey is to eat a healthier breakfast that includes healthy proteins.
I have been including my Caramelized Oatmeal with Pomegranates and Blueberries for breakfast. I decided to add some variety to my breakfast by replacing oatmeal with quinoa in some of my breakfast recipes. This Breakfast Quinoa Bowl with Silk Almond Milk is the perfect example of a healthy balanced breakfast. Silk® Almond Milk contains protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, riboflavin, B12, Zinc, magnesium, it is cholesterol free, without any saturated fats and only contains 90 calories per serving.
Our bodies are constantly working to maintain health, our skin, hair, and nails are constantly being replenished daily. Our bones and tissues are constantly replacing old tissues with new. The body requires protein to properly function in repairing and maintaining a healthy vibrant body.
After a long night's sleep (fast), the body requires a re-supply of the nutrition it burnt through while sleeping, in the form of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and minerals. Eating a healthy breakfast containing protein is a great way to supply the body with the necessary nutrients it requires to properly function.
Studies have shown that eating protein for breakfast leads to a sustained feeling of fullness compared to other meals.
I have been following a dairy free diet for the past 18 years and I have been using Silk® products ever since they first hit the supermarket shelves; my home is never without their products. I love to use Silk® Almond Milk for my breakfast cereals, baked goods, making sauces etc. My son Daevyd loves their strawberry yogurt.
Silk has a wide variety of non-dairy products including, coconut, almond, cashew, soy, creamers, and yogurts. Check out their awesome products here!
For this recipe, I cooked the quinoa in Silk® Almond Milk and water until the quinoa is tender. I then sweeten with maple syrup and added vanilla and almond extract to boost flavor. I topped the quinoa with lots of berries, banana slices, hemp seeds and chia seeds. For a creamier cereal add Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer, which only has 20 calories per serving.
Silk's products are all dairy free and GMO-free, I absolutely love all their products, it is a brand that you can trust. You can find their products at Walmart in the dairy aisle, located in the back of the store. Silk products now have a beautiful looking new packaging!
- 1 cup quinoa , rinsed
- 2 cup water
- 1 cups Silk Almond Milk , (Vanilla)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer , (optional)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Fresh fruits including strawberries , blackberries, blueberries, banana slices
- 1 serving of hemp seeds , (1 tablespoon)
- 1 serving chia seeds , (1 tablespoon)
- 5 min
- 20 min
- Ready in:
- 25 min
- Add quinoa, water, and almond milk in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, stir and cover.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring periodically until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, stir in maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract and almond creamer.
- To serve, divide quinoa into 4 bowls and top with almond butter, fruits and seeds.