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    Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    A twist on your everyday oatmeal with a Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast BowlBanana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    Now don’t get me wrong, I love oatmeal (obviously, I built a blog based around it) but I do love trying new breakfast dishes too. Quinoa is such a delicious and healthy grain for us to enjoy.

    I made this Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with gluten-free red quinoa from Village Harvest. Red quinoa gives you a healthy balance of essential amino acids, protein and it contains TWICE as much fiber as other grains! Like, WHAT! That is amazing. It is also slightly chewer and nuttier, so the texture is on point in your dish!

    Now that we are in January, so many of us are looking for new ways to eater healthier to kick start the “new year, new you” trend. Unprocessed, natural and delicious foods are what our bodies need to feel best. Village Harvest Rice & Grains sell a variety of yummy grains that are so easy to prepare. Plus they have antioxidants, fiber and vitamins and are so versatile to use in a variety of dishes.

    In case you haven’t heard of Village Harvest, they are a company dedicated to exploring innovative change. From helping farmers or discovering new possibilities in the kitchen, they are a company on a mission. They support communities through social development and various sustainability projects, send funds that help build schools and education programs and provide clothing and food for children in need. Plus they pledge to donate 1% of profits to support these global programs. A huge reason why I use many of the products I do, is because I really admire what the company stand for. Village Harvest is one of them. They aren’t here to just sell quinoa and rice to us, they want to make difference in the world.

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    Now, let’s get to this Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl.

    I cooked the quinoa in coconut milk instead of water, which was a serious game changer. It added so much extra flavor and creaminess to the quinoa. Then you simply pour it into your favorite bowl and add sliced bananas, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon. I topped with more nut milk after too, but that’s optional.

    If you choose to prepare the quinoa in water, it will still turn out great. I do recommend adding a bit of your favorite milk right before enjoying though for a creamy taste.

    Banana Bread Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    Banana Bread Quinoa Bowl

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Yields 2

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup of Village Harvest red quinoa
    • 1.5 cups of coconut milk
    • 1 sliced bananas
    • 2 tablespoon raw walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons raisins (or chocolate chips)
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon

    Directions

    1. Prepare quinoa according to package except sub the water for coconut milk
    2. Once fully cooked, pour into two bowls of choice
    3. Add toppings and enjoy!

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    xx, Rach

     

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    I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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    I have never tried quinoa for breakfast but I am sure I would love it! This looks lovely.

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