Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 108: Creamy Quinoa-Apple Drink

Make this mixture at night and reheat in the morning. It’s a thick, slightly sweet drink full of nutrients and protein from the quinoa. A popular breakfast beverage in South America.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened plain soymilk
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

STEP 1
Place quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover
and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.

STEP 2
Drain well.

STEP 3
Return quinoa to saucepan and add soymilk, apples, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer
over medium-high heat.

STEP 4
Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes, or until apples are soft.

STEP 5
Transfer mixture to a blender and purée until smooth. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving: 170 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 65mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary
fiber, 15g sugar), 7g protein.

 

Inside Cooking Ep 108: Creamy Quinoa-Apple Drink