Yes, I am on a Quinoa thing at the moment…sorry, I know I posted a Quinoa salad last week, and it was for breakfast, and now I am posting a Quinoa Smoothie, probably also for breakfast too….but guys, I don’t know about you, but I definitely need my Quinoa fix, and this was just too good to pass up !
Porridge like ….. thick ….filling, and so so healthy. What better than a quinoa smoothie bowl, loaded with fresh baby spinach and berries. If you still have this ‘anti’ thing about spinach in your smoothies, seriously, please try … even if you try firstly with a small quantity. Green equals Healthy.
You know, I shudder when I think of all those unhealthy, breakfast cereals out there, loaded with preservatives and such like. It’s really scary. And, this can be prepared in minimal time, just like those cereals. Generally I like to have my grains cooked before hand, it really makes life so much easier or, if I am doing quinoa for dinner, just cook up a bit more, and that is the base for breakfast the next morning – boom, breakie is done !
Anyway, I feel I am rambling right now…. Lets get back to the real stuff…..and, look at the colour of this !!! Isn’t it A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!
Blueberry, Spinach and Quinoa Smoothie Bowl
Total time: 9 minutes
150 grams (approx 3/4 cup/5.3 ounces) fresh strawberries
100 grams (approx 1 cup/7.1 ounces) fresh blueberries or frozen
100 grams rice milk (approx 1/2 cup/3.5 ounces) or milk of your choice. If using frozen blueberries use some of the juice, or a combination of both
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 handful of baby spinach
100 grams (approx 1/2 cup/3.5 ounces) cooked quinoa
In your blender, add all of the above ingredients and blend until smooth. Blend for about 3 minutes or so. Transfer into a bowl.
NB* Don’t stress too much about getting ‘exact’ quantities. What is great about smoothies is that you can blend together whatever quantities suit you, and you can really make them your own. 🙂