Hi-Energy Vegan Breakfast Quinoa

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If you’re looking to switch up your staple breakfast meal of oatmeal and eggs, then try this vegan breakfast quinoa bowl. Great way to get rid of leftover quinoa and it’s packed with natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make your own for your diet and budget!

Ingredients for up to 5 servings:

2 cups cooked quinoa
1/3 cup naturally dried cranberries (your choice)
1/3 cup naturally dried cherries (your choice)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (your choice)
1/4 cup pepitas (your choice)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
chilled almond or coconut milk

Steps:

1. Cook quinoa according to the instructions and fluff with a fork.
2. Toss in all of the ingredients into a bowl. Mix together.
3. Each morning scoop out 3/4 cup and heat in the microwave or convection oven for no more than 1 minute.
4. Pour in about 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk and enjoy.

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:

228 calories, 6g protein, 32g carbs, 9g fat, 4g fiber, 12g sugar

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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