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Pink and Purple Quinoa – A Kid-Friendly Recipe

Adapted from Delicious Living Magazine

A morning bowl of high-protein quinoa keeps me satisfied much longer than cold cereals or even oatmeal. Better still, my 5-year-old requests this for breakfast almost daily.

Ingredient tips: People with milk challenges often can handle ghee (clarified butter) because it is basically free of casein, or milk protein. Hempseed, available at natural products stores, is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is best used uncooked, straight from the package, to retain the valuable, but delicate omega-3’s.

Serves 4

1 cup thoroughly washed NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa*
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
3/4-1 cup fresh or frozen cherries or blueberries, or a combination
1 tablespoon ghee (optional)
4 tablespoons hempseed
  1. Combine quinoa and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, salt, and berries.
  4. Add ghee, if using, and sprinkle each serving with a tablespoon of hempseed.

Per Serving:
258 calories (30% fat calories)
9 g fat
1 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
10 g protein
35 g carbohydrate
12 g fiber
12 mg sodium
*NOW items available at your local health food store