It is too often we easily slip into routines. Eat the same thing everyday without thinking, or do the same thing day-in-day-out just like being on a treadmill.
Mine is oatmeal for breakfast everyday. For many years Monday through Sunday I have the same morning oatmeal ritual, more or less, give or take.
Earlier this week I ran out of my usual stock of organic oats and my morning was just not the same. Opening the cupboard to find quinoa I followed my same recipe and made a breakfast quinoa.
How refreshing it was to have a change! Realizing I can add about 6g of protein to breakfast for 1/4 cup of quinoa (almost equivalent to that of an egg), this is something I’m going to do more often!
Here’s the recipe…
Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
1/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. raisins or cranberries
1 tbsp. sesame seeds or sunflower seeds
1 tbsp. flax seeds, ground)
2 pieces crystallized ginger, chopped
1 tsp. Arvinda’s Chai Masala
pinch turmeric powder
Method: Rinse quinoa and soak in a bowl for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse again until water runs clear.
In a pot, add water and soaked quinoa and gently boil on medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients (except Arvinda’s Chai Masala). Put lid on and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in Arvinda’s Chai Masala, fluff with a fork and enjoy.
This weekend maybe think about the “routines” we have that can be easily changed. Surely, there is always something there that deserves some fine-tuning!
A teaspoon of: Naked Eyes. Listening to: Always Something There.