Currently I am going through a quinoa – phase.
I could have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and quite frankly be very content with it.
There’s just something about quinoa, the structure, the taste, the smell.
It’s very versatile and extremely easy to prepare, the only negative thing I can think of is that it takes quite a long time to cook.
You can cook quinoa in water or vegetable broth for a savoury dinner dish or cook it in any type of milk for breakfast or a snack, always use 2 parts liquid for one part quinoa.
Rinse the quinoa.
Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce to a simmer and add the quinoa. Let simmer for about 20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
A breakfast yoghurt bowl with quinoa, berries or a banana, a sprinkle of granola or corn flakes for some extra crunch and a dollop of nut butter or jelly.
My favourite mix at the moment: soy yoghurt with quinoa, banana, chopped hazel nuts and macadamia nuts with a sprinkle of granola and melted peanut butter drizzled on top.
Quinoa cooked in soy milk with strawberries for as snack. Works great with water melon as well.
Left over dinner bowls with quinoa. Mine usually have spinach or lamb’s lettuce, some kind of beans (usually lentils) and some nuts for crunch. The one on the photograph had quinoa, a green apple, spinach, wasabi covered peanuts, some mozzarella cubes and some leftover falafel.
Take your time to wake up, stay in bed for a couple of minutes and enjoy the sensation of laying in your bed, the way your body feels after a good night’s rest.
Enjoy the sounds of the outside world, the sunshine on your body.
Cuddle with your cat.
Take a some time to meditate, journal, do some sun salutations.
Savour a cup of coffee.
Take time to really taste your breakfast.
Get outside, go for a walk or just take a couple of deep breaths in the morning air before heading out into the everyday hustle.
Hold on to this feeling of space and peace during the rest of the day.