Feel full and satisfied all morning long with this protein-packed twist on oatmeal.
1 cup uncooked white quinoa
2 1⁄2 cups unsweetened soy milk, or milk of your choice
2 small bananas
Cocoa Crunch Whole Food Topper, to taste
Toppings (optional): maple syrup, extra milk, yogurt, nut butter
- In Round Steamer, add quinoa, protein blend, and milk. Stir well to combine. Microwave, uncovered, on high 6 min. Stir; microwave an additional 5–6 min. There will still be liquid in the steamer, but it will have thickened. Remove from microwave. Stir, then let sit 5 min to allow quinoa to absorb more liquid.
- Meanwhile, slice bananas.
- Divide quinoa between four bowls. Thin out with more milk, if desired. Top with banana slices, whole food topper, and maple syrup, if desired.
If you have time, rinse and drain quinoa before cooking. This will help remove saponin, a natural coating, which can make quinoa taste bitter.
Do not cover the quinoa with a lid as it cooks in the microwave; it will create too much steam and may spill over the sides of the steamer.
Soy milk is comparable to dairy milk in terms of protein content. If using another milk such as almond, rice, or cashew, serve with 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt.