Start your day by OWNING IT with a hot breakfast! How do you do that? You make and eat this Blueberry Banana Quinoa Bowl. The fiber in this thing will make you regular as scandal in congress. And, the protein gives you that extra kick so you can walk into work like a boss. Go forth and conquer, my friend.
My inspiration, not that this thing took a whole lot of inspiration, came after breakfast with a friend at a restaurant in Charlotte. It was a “blueberry-infused” quinoa bowl that cost me over TWELVE DOLLARS! And, I had half the ingredients removed so it would be fairly healthy.
So, in order to “stick it to the man”, I went home and made my own. It only took THREE INGREDIENTS! SIX if you add the toppings. The results? Healthier, cheaper, easier, and in my honest opinion, much tastier. Suck it, corporate greed.
Quinoa is a powerful little superfood not often associated with breakfast, but it most certainly should be part of the regular rotation. The most important meal of the day should include one of the most important and powerful foods.
Quinoa, frozen blueberries and bananas. Could it get any simpler? Well, yes, it actually could. If you have an Instant Pot, you’re done in 8 MINUTES!
Yes, that is a plug for the affiliate link below in the hopes that you’ll buy through my blog. Yes, I get a small commission if you purchase the Instant Pot through my site. BUT, I only promote things I already own, use and absolutely support. And, I LOVE my Instant Pot and how easy it has made my life when it comes to cooking. I consider it a kitchen “must-have”.
And, no more of this “I don’t really do breakfast because I don’t have the time” crap. Double the recipe and reheat through the week. No more excuses.
Look, we all know you’re going to like this recipe. It’s…
And incredibly filling!
And, once again we have debunked several myths about healthy, plant-based eating. It’s not complicated, expensive, boring or tasteless. And, yes! YOU GET ENOUGH PROTEIN! Let it go, already. Sheesh!
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Blueberry Banana Quinoa Bowl
Yield 4 servings
Start your day by owning it with this Blueberry Banana Quinoa Bowl. Fiber, protein, sweet, healthy, simple to make and cheap. Double the recipe for leftovers.
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. chopped pecans
- Unsweetened plant-based milk of choice (almond, soy, etc.)
- Put quinoa, bananas, blueberries and water in a pot and cook according to instructions on quinoa package. Usually about 15-20 minutes
- Serve in a bowl and top with the maple syrup, pecans, & desired amount of unsweetened plant-based milk.
*The cooking time is for a stove top. To make in the Instant Pot, put all ingredients in Instant Pot and cook for 8 minutes.