Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Vegan MoFo Quinoa Breakfast

Ok, I just finished my run. Who is ready for breakfast?
Today is a long day for me, so I need to get a filling, healthy breakfast.
This has been one of my favorites lately.
For this recipe, you will need about 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (I pre-cook about 3 cups at a time, then just pull out what I need. This makes it a fast morning prep!) One banana, some ground flax seed, and the topping of your choice, such as maple syrup, bee-free honey, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, etc.


First, mash the banana in the bottom of your bowl. You may want to only use half a banana, but remember, I'm a runner. I need potassium. I use the whole thing.


Now add the quinoa.

Top with ground flax seed (you need to grind your flax to get the maximum nutrition, plus, then it doesn't stick in your teeth!)
Today I felt like maple syrup, but experiment with toppings! Have fun!

I have to take a moment before I eat to pet my beagle, Lily, because she is that awesome.

It wasn't until I became a runner that I really started to comprehend the importance of a good breakfast. Toast & juice just didn't cut it anymore. 
I run before I go to work, so I need to eat well enough so that I don't get hungry. You don't get the luxury of snacking as a teacher. I find that a breakfast that is mindful of protein is best for me. Quinoa is a great option, as are tofu and beans.


  1. We've got a very similar recipe going up tomorrow, but involving cacao also!! Quinoa in the morning is so nice and filling

    1. My husband is an oatmeal kind of guy, but I love quinoa in the morning!