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
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.
Return quinoa to saucepan and add soymilk, apples, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer
over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes, or until apples are soft.
Transfer mixture to a blender and purée until smooth. Serve hot.
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