Single Serve Quinoa, Apple, & Almond Butter Breakfast Bowl

Wish to get in your apple a day? Here’s a heat strategy to begin your winter mornings that makes getting your apple a day a (scrumptious) cinch.

A pleasant heat bowl of protein and fibre-filled gasoline is a good way to start out a giant day, particularly in case you’ve obtained loads on the go (anybody on the market?!). As a result of as a lot as I like to scheme about meals and take into consideration recipes, there’s a massive massive life on the market to guide with numerous day by day obligations, so fueling up early may help on these days when the to-do record is lengthy.

As a result of, as we all know, life is about a lot extra than simply meals.

On that word I’ve obtained to say – for these of you who learn, paused, thought, commented, and emailed me or shared your personal tales on my final submit, I not solely thanks, however I salute you all.

To acknowledge & face troublesome components of ourselves is certainly a troublesome factor to do, and in understanding that weak spot is an affliction nobody is ever spared from, it was vital that I honored the actual cause I’m right here.

So thanks to all of you, for making that (small) a part of me welcome, and to your form phrases of help, and in flip to your bravery and honesty in sharing your tales with me and everybody else. Actually, as a co-worker of mine says…mad mad love (I can’t fairly pull that off however have at all times wished I may and also you get the thought).

A couple of posts again I introduced up this NYT article about how our consumption of quinoa has affected the folks of Bolivia. I used to be glad to see that a lot of you’re conscious of this and already strategy this grain with (just a bit) extra reverence than possibly another meals, and maybe strive (just a bit) tougher to not waste any while you cook dinner with it.

It is a good factor! In case you haven’t learn the article but, I encourage you to have a learn, after which make this hearty breakfast for one (or two relying on what you get pleasure from it with).

Single Serve Quinoa, Apple, & Almond Butter Bowl:

(1/3) cup quinoa
(2/3) cup water
(1) apple, peeled, seeded and chopped
(1) tsp maple syrup or honey
(1) tbsp almond butter
(1) tsp coconut butter (optionally available)
a pinch of sea salt
fruit or berries for the highest
(1-2) tbsp of toasted nuts or seeds of alternative (right here we now have toasted walnuts)

To cook dinner, begin by peeling and seeding your apple. I like to make use of those which might be possibly (just a bit) previous the crunchy stage the place I eat them as is, as I hate to waste apples, particularly this time of 12 months when they’re simply so darned good.

Put as much as boil in a small pot the quinoa, apple, and chilly water. As soon as the boil is reached, flip the warmth to low (don’t take away the lid) and cook dinner, coated, for 20 minutes, or till the water is absorbed.

Whereas the quinoa cooks, mix collectively the almond butter, coconut butter, and honey in a small mixing bowl. In case you are toasting nuts from scratch, warmth a dry skillet and toast the nuts calmly till aromatic. Take away from warmth and permit to chill. As soon as the quinoa is prepared, scrape the cooked apple/quinoa combination immediately into the bowl with the coconut/almond/honey combination. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and stir all to mix.

Switch the combination to a clear serving bowl and high with alternative of nuts, and maybe some frozen blueberries for a success of summer season on a darkish morning. These frozen beauties made for a stunning distinction to the heat of the cooked grain. You may as well add a small spoon of thick plain yoghurt in case you like, or milk if that’s your desire. Good to heat these bones on a cold day.