Quinoa Cereal With Nuts, Cinnamon & Fresh Mango
At 24-grams of protein per cup, quinoa cereal is as tasty as it is nutritious! This simple recipe is a great way to get all nine essential amino acidsthe body requires for health and proper maintenance. For the reasons just stated, quinoa is considered a "complete protein", and has been coined a pseudo-grain!
5 cups water, divided
1 cup quinoa
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sliced-roasted almonds
1/4 cup crushed-roasted walnuts
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
salt to taste
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
1 cup mangoes, pitted, peeled and diced
IMPORTANT - DO NOT SKIP! Soak quinoa for at least 5-10 minutes before cooking. This is a must because soaking quinoa helps to release its saponin, which creates a bitter taste...unless removed!
While the quinoa is soaking, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. When the quinoa is ready (puffs up a bit), transfer it to a fine-mesh strainer and run under cold water.
Reduce heat to low and add in the rinsed quinoa. Stir, cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in the vanilla and cover for what will be the final 5 minutes.
Once the quinoa is finished, uncover and stir in the honey, cinnamon and salt. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
Lastly, add desired amount to a bowl, pour in milk, along with the mangoes and nuts.