Hot Quinoa Drink

Hot Quinoa Drink

Serves 4

A popular breakfast beverage in South America, 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. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened soymilk
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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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. Drain well. Return quinoa to saucepan and add soymilk, apples, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender, add vanilla and puree until smooth. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 7g protein
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