Grains 3 Ways

 

Sweet Protein Breakfast Bowls

1 cup cooked grains; quinoa, rolled oats, brown rice (or come combination)
½ cup cooked sweet potato or butternut squash
¼ cup milk; grass fed dairy, almond or coconut
1-2 TBS ground flax or chia seeds
2-3 TBS raw nuts and/or seeds; sunflower, pumpkin, pecans, cashews etc.
2 TBS dried fruit; cranberries, raisins, apricots, dates etc.
1-4 tsp cinnamon (I like even more cinnamon!)
Maple syrup, to taste
Optional other spices like turmeric, ginger, nutmeg etc.

Reheat cooked grains and sweet vegetables in the milk. Add the rest of the ingredients when you remove it from the heat.

 

Quinoa Tabouli

3 cups cooked quinoa
1 tomato, diced (optional)
3 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
1-2 scallion stems, chopped
3-4 lemons, juiced
1 avocado, diced
sea salt, black pepper

Combine everything and enjoy!

 

Quinoa Freezer Cookies

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup creamy nut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp real salt
3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked quinoa)
Stevia sweetened chocolate chips
 
Combine coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to combine. Let boil for about one minute, then remove from heat. Stir in nut butter, vanilla and salt. Mix in quinoa and chips. Taste it to adjust the sweetness. Scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze until set. Try not to eat them all at once!