June 19, 2017

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Eat

The other morning I was having trouble deciding if I wanted a sweet or savory breakfast. Do you ever have that problem? If so, I created this little baby that has the perfect blend of both. I love prepping ingredients at the beginning of the week and using them for quick recipes.  As always, each ingredient can be swapped to fit dietary restrictions and lifestyle preferences. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 roasted sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup tri-colored quinoa
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain kefir
  • Large spoonful of cashew butter
  • Several dashes of cinnamon
  • Drizzle of local honey
Make it

The previous night I prepped a huge batch of quinoa and a couple sweet potatoes to use throughout the week, so these were already cooked and ready to go for this delicious bowl. You can check out my post on roasting the perfect sweet potato here! I honestly just throw my bowls together super fast (because I’m never patient enough to start cooking before I’m hungry) without really measuring, so all of the portions are just suggestions. I added the chilled quinoa first, followed by the cubed sweet potato. I heated my sweet potato up in the microwave for a couple seconds, but feel free to warm it or eat it chilled! Pour your choice of kefir over the mix and top with cashew butter, cinnamon, and honey. Woohoo!

Nourishing with Intention
  • Quinoa – Packed full of fiber, protein, iron, manganese, lysine, and riboflavin,  but easy on the digestive system.
  • Sweet Potato – Chock-full of vitamin C and metabolic B vitamins to aid in immunity and digestion.
  • Kefir – Probiotics, probiotics, and more probiotics. Keepin’ ya gut happy.
  • Cashew Butter – Protein, magnesium, and a reduced risk of gallbladder stones. Dream team.
  • Cinnamon – Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces damage from free radicals and helps fight infection. This super spice also lowers blood sugar.
  • Local Honey – Boost immunity and ward off seasonal allergies!
Swap
  • Almond or other nut alternative yogurt for kefir if dairy free
  • Oats or brown rice for quinoa if it’s too much fiber

 

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