Beautiful and nutritious Quinoa Rainbow Breakfast Bowl. Naturally coloured and flavoured with freeze dried fruit and topped with the colours of nature. Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, egg free, soy free and refined-sugar free.
2tablespoons freeze-dried raspberry piecesor alternative red fruit
4dried peaches (or apricots) –cut into small pieces
2tbspIranian pistachio nuts or chopped standard unsalted pistachios
1½tbspcoconut sugar or brown sugar of choice
To Cook Quinoa
You can prepare the quinoa the night before and eat it cold. Or warm it in the microwave in the morning with a little additional Milk if you prefer a warm breakfast.
Rinse the quinoa (if not pre-rinsed) by placing in a sieve and running under cold water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well.
Transfer the quinoa into a saucepan and add the milk, freeze dried fruit powder and maple syrup.
Bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring intermittently.
Once boiling, turn down the heat to a simmer and place the lid on the saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes until the water has been absorbed and the kernels have 'opened'.
Remove from the heat and leave to stand for a further 5 minutes with the lid on to allow the quinoa to absorb any remaining liquid.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork. It is now ready to use. If not using immediately, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To make the Quinoa Rainbow Breakfast Bowl
Measure a portion of hot or cold quinoa into a bowl.
Arrange the fruit on top of the quinoa as you wish.
Sprinkle with a little coconut sugar.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.If you only have whole freeze-dried fruit, grind finely at home in a grinder or using a pestle & mortar.The Quinoa Rainbow Breakfast Bowl can be varied to taste.Sub the dried fruits and nuts for any others that you prefer. You may also choose to use fresh fruit instead of dried fruit. Use any preferred milk and sweetener.Amount listed is for 2 portions. Tip : cook quinoa in advance for several portions and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.