1/4 cup tri-colored quinoa or plain quinoa, rinsed
2 tablespoons dried goji berries or dried cranberries
1 small banana
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or low fat milk or oat milk
1 tablespoon maple, honey or agave sweetener
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or unsalted sunflower seeds if you have nut allergies.
1 tablespoon slivered almonds (optional)
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, soak berries in remaining water for 10 minutes; drain. Halve banana crosswise. Slice 1 banana half; mash the other. Remove quinoa from heat; fluff with a fork. Mix in mashed banana, milk, sweetener, cinnamon and vanilla. Transfer to an individual bowl; add blueberries, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, banana slices and goji berries. If desired, serve with additional milk and sweetener.