This high-protein breakfast recipe with quinoa gives you all the essential amino acids plus an energy boost to start your day. Quinoa flakes contain 6 grams protein grams per half-cup – up to 50 percent more than other grains – and supply all of the essential amino acids. The complex carbohydrates also give you an energy boost to start your day. Plus, flakes are a snap to make – they cook in 90 seconds.
- In small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add salt, if using, and quinoa flakes. Stir and cook for about 1-1/2 minutes or until cereal starts to thicken
- Mix in 1/2 tablespoon syrup, most of the pecans, and vanilla extract. Transfer to a small serving bowl. Top with remaining 1/2 tablespoon syrup and remaining pecans. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
PER SERVING: 288 cal, 37% fat cal, 12g fat, 1g sat fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 42g carb, 4g fiber, 13mg sodium