1/4 cup dry quinoa (1/2 cup cooked)
1/2 tablespoon protein powder (I used Jarrow brown rice protein)
1 tablespoon almond butter (I used Marantha's raw almond butter)
1 tablespoon reduced or no sugar strawberry jam
sprinkle cinnamon, optional
stevia, to taste, optional
1. To cook quinoa, heat 1/2 cup water on the stovetop on high. When the water boils, turn it down to medium low (about a "3") and add the quinoa.
2. Stir a bit to make sure the quinoa is evenly distributed and not clumping together, then set a lid over the pot and allow it to cook for about 10 minutes without stirring.
3. When it is done, transfer it to cereal bowl. Add the protein powder, almond butter, jelly/jam, cinnamon, and stevia, if using.
Sit down and enjoy! This breakfast is low calorie (265 of them, to be nearly exact), high protein (13.5 g), good in complex carbs (32g in total, of which 5g is fiber), and has a good bit of healthy fat. Pair it with soymilk for even more protein.
Source of recipe: In an effort to make a breakfast meal that was lowish in carb, highish in protein, and all right in fat levels, I came up with this, and it's delicious! (And good for type 1 diabetics, like me.)