A Protein-Packed Breakfast Meal
Eating healthy meals can often be a challenge because of the time it takes to prepare them. This is especially true in the morning when many of us are rushing off to work or to get our daily tasks underway. As a result, quick breakfast meals that are lacking nutritionally sometimes become the norm. Toast, bagels, muffins, and the like consist of low-quality, processed carbs that don’t provide the nutrients our bodies crave.
That’s why I was excited when I found this breakfast quinoa recipe. It’s easy to prepare, it’s full of protein, and it really does taste great.
Quinoa Banana Breakfast
Ingredients: Makes 6 servings
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or any nut of your choice)
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp butter
Are you ready for this? Blend the bananas, almond milk, and butter and then mix all of the ingredients in your slow cooker. Set it on low for about 4 hours. Done!
Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
Fat: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 34 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 10 grams
Who Is This Recipe For?
This is a great breakfast meal for anyone but it is especially good for regular exercisers and those who are looking to shed a few pounds.
You’ve heard it before, “Protein contains amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle.” Eating protein provides your body with the nutrition necessary for muscle repair and rebuilding. Carb-only meals do not do the trick, hence why toast or a bagel should not be a go-to breakfast choice.
Protein helps curb hunger for much longer then carbohydrates. Carbs are quickly digested and can cause a quick energy jolt followed by a crash that often leads to more eating. Protein-rich foods like quinoa and nuts help balance our blood sugar and help us feel full for longer periods of time. Feeling full = less snacking!