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Ancient Grain Breakfast Protein Bowl

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Quinoa Protein Breakfast Bowl

If you ever needed motivation to get out of bed on a Monday morning, this is it! Amaranth, quinoa, oats and oat milk create the creamy base, and the toppings provide a wonderful crunch for the perfect mix of textures. Speculoos gives this amazing dish a Christmasy-twist (make your own for bonus points, or just buy in the Supermarket – the regular ones are usually vegan), and almond butter binds it all together for a heavenly experience. This is one recipe you’ll go back to again and again!

Ancient Grain Breakfast Protein Bowl

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Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Rolled oats and Amaranth (mixed)
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Oat milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Ginger, to taste (Grated or chopped small)
  • 3 Apples, chopped small
  • 3 Handfuls Blueberries
  • 3/4 Pomegranate, peeled
  • 6 Dates
  • 3 TBSP Almond Butter
  • 3-6 TBSP Pistachios
  • 3 Speculoos biscuits
  • Hemp seeds
  • Coconut flakes

Directions

1. Rinse quinoa and put in a pot with the rolled oat, amaranth, milk, water, ginger and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
2. Lower the heat and let simmer until the quinoa, oats and amaranth have absorbed most of the liquid and have softened, forming a creamy texture (about 20 minutes).
3. Meanwhile, chop the apples and dates, peel the pomegranate and crumble up the Speculoos biscuits.
4. Transfer the quinoa mixture to 2-3 bowls and top each with 1 chopped up apple, a handful of blueberries, ¼ pomegranate, 2 chopped up dates, 1 TBSP almond butter, 1-2 TBSP pistachios, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, more oat milk, and 1 crumbled up Speculoos biscuit.
5. Enjoy!

Rebecca Botello

Rebecca Botello

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Rebecca is an Environmental Science student with a passion for healthy and sustainable living. If she isn’t in the kitchen creating delicious vegan recipes, you’ll find her doing yoga, curled up with a book and a cup of Chai Tea, or researching anything from nutrition and natural cancer treatments to the ins and outs of plastic-free living. Always up for new adventures and eager to travel to new places, you can follow her journey on Instagram @whatbecky.
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