Cinnamon-Scented Breakfast Quinoa

30 mins (prep 5)
9 ingredients
makes 4 servings
Is quinoa the new breakfast of champions? According to a marathon runner friend, it is. She loads up on quinoa before every race. But you don't have to be an athlete to get an energy boost from it. My husband and I find that a big bowl of quinoa in the morning holds us well into the afternoon. We love the chewy texture and earthier flavor of the red quinoa, but because it costs a bit more than the white variety, I often mix the two. If you add some of the black, you'll really start the day on a colorful note. Feel free to add as many accompaniments as you wish. I'm a big fan of flaky sea salt and love the surprise of a little briny crunch on top of my morning cereal.

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Serving Size (135.85 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 55.5 Calories from Fat 8.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.89g 5.46%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 2.14%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 152.13mg 25.35%
Total Carbohydrate 9.85g 13.13%
Dietary Fiber 1.29 g 20.72%
Sugars 0.4 g %
Protein 2.04g 16.28%
Vitamin A 2.31IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 10.61mg% Iron 0.69mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cinnamon sticks, or, chopped walnuts