Quinoa is a low-glycemic grain, so while the strawberries and peaches give you that quick burst of fructose, the quinoa will slowly breakdown and curb your sweet-tooth until your next big meal. Or, if you’re like me and going for a morning run after breakfast, this meal provides the energy to just keep going!
Some people can just hop out of bed and run for miles; while I, on the other hand, just can’t run on an empty stomach, literally. If I don’t eat before running in the morning, I will devour the first thing I find in my kitchen when I get back….I don’t care what it is. Donuts, cookies, cereal, namely anything not nailed down to the counter top is fair game.
This recipe is completely vegan/vegetarian friendly, and naturally gluten-free.
Red Quinoa with Strawberries and Peaches
prep time: 8 mins cook time: 20mins
recipe makes 1-serving (216 cals)
1/4 cup dry Red Quinoa
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches, diced into pieces
1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, diced into pieces
Stove top method: Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil, add quinoa. Cover and reduce heat to simmer, allow to sit covered for 20 minutes. Quinoa is completely cooked when doubled in size and tender. Fluff before serving. Makes 1/2 cup cooked.
Or, if you need some guidance: How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa
While quinoa is cooking, slice and dice the peaches and strawberries and set aside. Once the quinoa is completely cooked, combine with fruit, and serve! I like mine warm, so all the fruit flavors mix and sweeten the grains.
Questions or comments? I’d be more than happy to answer 🙂