Remember when I told you all yesterday that I’d be posting another workout today? Well, I lied.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a little sneak peak of this recipe—and let me tell you, it’s not just my filter choice making it look good. This cinnamon peach breakfast quinoa is delicious!
Typically I like to start my mornings light, consuming mostly just fruits and veggies. I’ll make myself a juice, and then 20 minutes later (or whenever I’m hungry), I’ll have a smoothie or acai bowl as my breakfast. But some mornings, you just need something a little heartier, am I right or amiright??
I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Skinnytaste, and modified it slightly, subbing in peaches and almond milk. So good! Think of it as a way better version of oatmeal (both nutritionally and texturally, in my opinion).
A hearty, nutritious breakfast of quinoa, applesauce and peaches.
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/8 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 peach, chopped
- 1/8 cup pecans, chopped
- Bring quinoa, water, cinnamon and vanilla extract to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
- Stir in the applesauce, raisins and milk.
- Top with peaches, pecans and a dash of cinnamon.
If you're making a big batch ahead of time to eat throughout the week, only stir in the applesauce and raisins before storing. Add the milk, peaches and pecans when ready to serve.
I loved the peach modification, but as soon as I spot Honey Crisps in the grocery store (I mean, are they not the Beyonce of apples, or what??), I’m going to try the original Skinnytaste version as well.
Before I sign off for today, I wanted to let all you New Englanders know about the Newport Wine & Food Festival that’s taking place this weekend. I’m going to be attending Saturday’s Grand Tasting and can’t wait! I mean…wine, delicious food, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, wine, the historic Newport mansions, an ocean view, wine—it’s going to be awesome. I have a media pass for the event, so I’ll be sharing the inside scoop and all my pics on the blog next week, but if you’re looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, you should come, too! Tickets can be purchased here.
Do you guys follow Gina at Skinnytaste, too? What are some of your favorite food blogs?