Chocolate Caramel Quinoa Breakfast Bowls (2 ways)
Chocolate. Caramel. Healthy? Yup. We're celebrating fresh fruit, whole grain and natural sweeteners in this glorious creation of a breakfast! You'll get all the natural vegan complete protein that your body craves, fiber, good-fats and the power of super-food cocoa. Back by popular demand, we're using our versatile tri-colored quinoa. Watch as she takes center stage in these two really amazing breakfast bowls! This recipe makes 6 breakfasts, so it's easy to prepare your meals for the week in one quick swoop! Plus, each bowl is less than 250 calories! Win!
Here's how we did it...
Cook the quinoa:
Quinoa, rinsed| 1 cup
Water|2 cups water
salt to taste|1/4-1/2 tsp
Directions: Rinse quinoa with a fine mesh strainer. Combine water and salt in a 1 and a half quart (6 cups) capacity heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a boil. Add the grain, cover the pot, and turn the burner to the lowest setting. Cook covered without stirring for 20 minutes. Fluff. This will yield 3 cups cooked quinoa.
Chocolate Caramel Quinoa Base:
Cooked Quinoa| 3 cups
Vanilla| ½ tsp vanilla
Organic Cocoa, Raw powder|1/4 cup
Coconut Sugar| 3 Tbsp.
Orange zest | 1 ½ tsp
Stevia drops, Caramel Flavor | 10-15
Divide into 6 bowls, about 1/2 cup each
Divide the quinoa between 6 bowls (1/2 cup quinoa each bowl). Yes, these can be freezer friendly dishes with lids if desired.
Blackberry Pistachio Chocolate Caramel Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
To each bowl add:
Blackberries |1/4 cup
Pistachios, raw| 2 Tbsp.
Estimated Nutritional Information: 237 calories, 10 g fat, 34g carbs, 8 g fiber, 8g protein
Raspberry Hazelnut Chocolate Caramel Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Raspberries, fresh| 1/4 cup
Hazelnuts, chopped| 10 each
Estimated Nutritional Information: 230 calories, 11 g fat, 30g carbs, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein