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Quinoa Breakfast

Recently increasing my activity levels while going gluten and dairy free has meant that many MANY times I have find myself very VERY hungry. If I don’t have good salad and meat in the fridge, and with no alternatives like a big burger or protein shake (which I avoid due to their content of milk powder) I end up grumpy, mean to my boyfriend and resort to bad food like potato chips.

Desperate to broaden my breakfast repertoire beyond eggs (which I love, but shouldn’t live on), thankfully I stumbled upon The Holistic Dish, a lovely place of organic, fresh, vegan/vegetarian, gluten free and sports performance food creations. That same day I also found a ‘vegan’ protein shake recipe from Run Addicts which I will post later. Now my cupboards are stocked with hunger-busting, GF and DF friendly ingredients, to keep me happy, healthy (and in my relationship).

Today is my first experience with Quinoa (Keen-Wah) thanks to this recipe from The Holistic Dish. This meal was tasty, light, satisfying and should provide a great start to an activity-filled day (beach volleyball, swimming and crossfit) thanks to its high nutritional value.

Visit the original recipe here for more information and a lovely accompanying photograph which was better than mine.


1 cup of quinoa (prepare as per package)
Handful of Raisins
Handful of Walnuts
Milk (Holistic Dish recommends coconut. I use soy).


Add quinoa, walnuts, raisins and cinnamon. Mix and serve into two bowls with a drizzle with honey. Top with warm milk and serve immediately.

Prep time 15 mins. Serves 2.


Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Food


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