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Recipe: Chai Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Instead of oatmeal, try these delicious quinoa bowls for breakfast instead. Flavored with Chai tea and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup. Top with your favorite, all natural toppings for a super healthy and filling breakfast!

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Yields1 Serving
Cook Time20 mins
 2 1/2 cups 1% milk (any type of unsweetened milk is fine: coconut, almond, cashew, etc.)
 1 cup dry quinoa
 1-2 chai teabags
 1/4 cup chia seeds
 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1/4 tsp salt
 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
topping ideas
 dried cranberries
 raisins
 cinnamon
 toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds)
 coconut flake
1

Place the quinoa in a sieve and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear.

2

In a saucepan bring the milk and chai tea to a simmer over medium heat. Press the tea bag against the edges of the pan to release tea juices. Remove the tea bag and discard.

3

Add the quinoa, maple, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon to the milk tea.

4

Bring to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring often with a spatula. Cook until quinoa tender, translucent and the germ has spiraled out of the grain.

5

Transfer to serving bowls and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.

If you want a stronger chai flavor use 2 teabags.

Ingredients

 2 1/2 cups 1% milk (any type of unsweetened milk is fine: coconut, almond, cashew, etc.)
 1 cup dry quinoa
 1-2 chai teabags
 1/4 cup chia seeds
 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1/4 tsp salt
 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
topping ideas
 dried cranberries
 raisins
 cinnamon
 toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds)
 coconut flake

Directions

1

Place the quinoa in a sieve and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear.

2

In a saucepan bring the milk and chai tea to a simmer over medium heat. Press the tea bag against the edges of the pan to release tea juices. Remove the tea bag and discard.

3

Add the quinoa, maple, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon to the milk tea.

4

Bring to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring often with a spatula. Cook until quinoa tender, translucent and the germ has spiraled out of the grain.

5

Transfer to serving bowls and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Recipe: Chai Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

~ Marla Meridith

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