Quick Breakfast Quinoa

Oh, woe is cheese.

I’ve come to a horrible realization that my (digestive) life is a significantly better when I steer clear of dairy. I don’t eat much of it anyway–cow’s milk makes me queasy and most white creamy substances are a no-go–but I am a big fan of the cheese.

It melts in your mouth, for God’s sake.

This really requires no major life adjustment for me. I already drink almond milk and coconut milk and whatnot. And while I refuse to put a label (other than vegetarian) on my diet, I eat like 90% vegan anyway. But, goddamn, I liked that 10% of cheese… And frozen yogurt. BUTTER.

It’s gonna be ok.

Exhibit A: coconut milk ice cream peanut butter potato chip sundae (not normal).

Adam and I saw a peanut butter potato chip sundae on some Cooking Channel show and immediately went to buy all of the ingredients. Because we are the worst.

Whether you’re dairy-free or not, you can enjoy the strange but (I think) delicious breakfast I’ve been eating lately.

Quick Breakfast Quinoa
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Serves: 1
 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup prepared quinoa (I used red quinoa)
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond)
  • cinnamon
  • fruit, fresh and/or dried
  • coconut flakes or chips
  • nut butter

Instructions
  1. Just combine everything and eat
  2. Tah dah

It’s basically muesli (or “overnight oats” in blogger world) but with quinoa instead of oats. I eat it like cereal happen to think it is the jam but I think most people would hate it. I like it because it keeps me full, but the toppings are key for that; I add peanut butter and coconut chips and other protein- and fat-heavy items to fill it out.

A less cereal-y (and excellent) option is the Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa I made for my Welcome to Charlotte brunch party back in the day. Weird. Re-reading that post was weird.

Also, since I’m pretty sure it’s never been seen in the Sweet Tater world, this is what my hair looks like straight. It has looked like this once (in this picture) in the last seven years and probably won’t happen again so live it up.

9 thoughts on “Quick Breakfast Quinoa

  1. Loving the straight hair :) I have naturally curly hair and used to want it straightened all the time, but now I only get the itch to do that once a year maybe.
    And potato chips with ice cream? …..Yes, please!

  2. Hi! I love that you’ve been posting all these different breakfast recipes.. They’re so easy yet varied from my standard go-to breakfasts! Question: what kind of almond milk do you use, or do you make your own? I’m thisclose to making my own but there are the weeks where I just want something easy (store bought) but hate that carrageenan crap…

    Anyways, long-winded question, but I’m always interested in your prefered brands! :)

    PS – you’re lucky you have some awesome natural curls that also straighten quite well, too!

    • hey carrie! i’ve gotten super lazy about my once “ultra clean” eating habits. my currently lazy ass has been buying trader joe’s unsweetened almond milk. no carrageenan in that one. they also sell some unsweetened organic brands. that said, it’s actually super easy to make your own, and i have a recipe here if you’re interested: http://www.sweettaterblog.com/2011/05/18/homemade-almond-milk/. perhaps you’ve inspired me to do it again myself… perhaps.

  3. I’ll have to try this. To be honest, I’m not quinoa’s biggest fan, but I think I may have just been doing it wrong (and including coconut and nut butter has got to be right).

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