Breakfast has become one of my favorite meals and sets the tone for how I fuel my body for the day ahead. I love a bowl of warm oatmeal and was so happy when I came across a gluten-free brand at Trader Joe’s that was safe for me to consume. However, after some time, I noticed that I started to feel bloated afterward so I made the choice to stop eating it. I also started following Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide, which consists of eating alkalizing, plant-based whole foods to reduce mucus in the body. Unfortunately, oats are not listed on there.
After researching breakfast ideas on YouTube, I came across quinoa oatmeal. I won’t lie, at first; I was skeptical. I am so glad that I decided to give it a try anyway because I love it. I feel energized and comfortably full throughout the day.
This quinoa oatmeal is vegan, dairy, gluten, and soy-free and high in protein + fiber. Check down below for the ingredients and instructions.
Recipe: Coconut Quinoa Oatmeal (Serves 2)
- 1 cup of quinoa (rinsed and drained)
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 1 can of organic coconut milk
- ¼ teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan, combine the 2 cups of almond milk, a spoonful of coconut milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt. Allow these ingredients to simmer over medium/low heat.
- Add the quinoa to the milk, stir, and bring to a light boil.
- Put a lid on the quinoa and turn the heat down to low. Allow the quinoa to cook for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all the liquid. I love my oatmeal to be a creamy consistency so, after 15 minutes, I like to check in on it.
- After the quinoa has cooled down, divide into bowls. I add about two more spoonfuls of coconut milk and a dash of almond milk into my bowl because I love it to be creamy over dry. I eyeball this part because it is all about preference.
- Add the toppings of your choice. I love adding fresh fruit to my bowl (bananas, blueberries, blackberries, mango or strawberries). I also add whatever else I have in stock whether its dried cranberries, GF granola, coconut flakes, drizzle agave and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Get creative and have fun!
- Lastly, Bon appetite!
I would love to know if you have made this recipe before. If not, I highly encourage you to give it a try and share your results with me. Cheers to healthy + hearty meals that also taste amazing.