@1 year ago with 26 notes
#vegan #how to #quinoa #breakfast
So I’ve really been lacking on my tumblr homework lately, and I’m sorry to everyone who’s been asking about my ‘breakfast quinoa’ So I’m just going to answer everyone at once. 8)
Breakfast Quinoa ‘how to’
1. Get a pot with a nice fitting lid. This is pretty important. If you have no pots with lids, a plate usually works. Even though my parents insist I’m going to break all their plates doing this, I still haven’t broken a single one. :)
2. Boil water. The ratio of water to quinoa is 2:1. So if you’re making a half cup of quinoa, use one cup of water. Dig?
3. When water has boiled, pour in quinoa, turn heat down to a simmer, and put a lid (or plate!) over your pot. Cook for 15 minutes.
4. Before the quinoa is completely cooked, while it still has some water in it (see image one) I like to put a piece of vanilla into it. Now, vanilla is pretty tricky, less is more! Believe me, only use a tiny dash of that stuff.
5. After your 15 minutes or so, the quinoa is going to look like it has little hairs coming off of it, that means it’s cooked. Rad.
6. After that I put in a little bit of soy milk. Don’t drown it, just put in enough to wet all of the quinoa.
7. Then I just sort of put a bunch of breakfast related fixins’ into the pot and mix it in. In the picture above I included: Bananas, peanut butter, a pinch of milled flax seed, pinch of nutritional yeast, blue berries, cinnamon, and a piece of agave.
Other fixins’ I like to include into my quinoa: Brown sugar, all fruit, almonds, maple syrup, flax seeds, etc.
8. Stir in everything, then turn off the heat, and you’re all finished!
Now, some tips. Quinoa is a heavy meal, that’s why I tend to eat it in the morning rather than at night, because it sits pretty heavy in your stomach, and gives you a lot of vital nutrients and energy. With that in mind, don’t make too much! When I first got into quinoa, i used to make waayy too much, and ish is expensive. It may look like you’re not making a lot, but they expand when they’re cooked, and you end up with way more quinoa than any human can eat. If you need anymore help, let me know! Sorry I didn’t include exact measurements, I sort of just cook everything to taste. Good luck! Happy veganism.