Why not start your day with one of the healthiest foods on earth? Adding some oats to the mix gives you the familiar flavor and creaminess of oatmeal alongside the interesting texture and nutritional value of quinoa. For the creamiest results, always use whole oats rather than the quick cooking or instant kind. Top the cooked mixture with fresh fruit, raisins, nuts, or seeds. Research shows that eating high-fiber grains like quinoa (which have a very low glycemic index) for breakfast keeps your blood sugar levels in check, won’t make you crash, and even makes everything else you eat throughout the day less fattening.
- 1½ cups milk, soy milk, or rice milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup cooked quinoa(see Notes)
- ¾ cup whole oats
In a small saucepan, bring the milk, honey, cinnamon, and salt to a simmer over medium heat. Add the quinoa and oats, cover, and cook until the mixture is thick and creamy and the oats are tender, 7 to 10 minutes.