The other day I was starving for some cherries but I didn’t want yogurt for my protein. I didn’t want a smoothie and I didn’t want something to eat that would only give me a ‘bit’ of fuel to fill me up. I wanted MEGA fuel.
One thing that I have found since reintroducing Quinoa, the first grain one should add back when transitioning off of GAPS, is that it is AN AMAZING fuel source for a Trim Healthy Mama E meal.
Packed with protein, filling, satisfying and full of energy… I just love these little pseudo-grains!
They are really very versatile too.I know so many people think it is a lunch or dinner only side, but no, It can be the star of the show.
My kiddos ate this up, I did too, and I had a full tummy till lunchtime with energy all day. Bring on the Quinoa:
- 4-5 cups of cooked quinoa
- 2 cups of frozen cherries
- almond milk
- sweetener, I use stevia
- cinnamon, optional
- sea salt, a pinch
- vanilla, a dash or two
- Place Quinoa and cherries in the pan.
- Add enough almond milk to make a porridge consistency.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and heat through.
This is a super easy breakfast for the whole family that will get them ALL through till lunch time.
For my kiddos I add a pat of butter and a dash of heavy cream. They love the richness. If you are a THM and at crossover stage, add it... it's good!
For a Pulled Back E meal (I did this the next morning) take 1/2 cup of Fat Free Cottage Cheese (or low-fat) add a 1/3-1/2 cup of the Cherry Quinoa Porridge on top... OH SO GOOD!