“I like, don’t have time to eat breakfast,” says every girl ever. That’s clearly the core of all things bullshit since breakfast can be a three second meal preparation with a banana and peanut butter, or a five minute one: oatmeal; eight minutes: eggs (prep and eat total), etc. Everyone can eat breakfast. It can be a Lara bar, surely something you can shove en route to a destination. So please, do yourself a favor and do not use that excuse—ever.
Whatever, whether you eat breakfast or not is not my lifelong goal to uncover. But deprive me of my breakfast time and you will never forgive yourself. I will turn into a next-level grouchy bitch and quite frankly, ain’t nobody got time for that.
In honor of my one and only class of the day that starts at 1pm, I decided to have a little fun with my breakfast. I have an affinity (perhaps a fetish would be more accurate) towards anything quinoa-related, don’t ask me why. Breakfast foods are also my jam. Especially when accompanied by an almond milk cappuccino, probably the key to my heart. Shit, I always forget that I talk more than anyone I know and I write like I speak. That could be a potential problem, whatever.
Anyways- back to this morning’s meal.
Health benefits of this bowl:
Chia seeds, not to be confused with chia pets, are little black specks not unlike poppy seeds, and contain loads of benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids, good carbs, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium to name a few. They are also supposed to help keep you fuller longer, hence why I dumped an entire bag on my last supper before the Yom Kippur fast. I don’t know if I would go with the goji berry as “fountain of youth” information, but I certainly believe there’s something special about them. For one thing, these little red things are packed with vitamin A and antioxidants. As per quinoa, the quintessential grain, it is anti-inflammatory, and it has all essential (nine) amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. AKA that chunk of a chicken’s thigh or cow’s organs you thought was a vital protein source is just a bite of a creature’s lifespan. That is all.
Berry chia quinoa bowl:
1/3 cup quinoa
2/3 cup almond milk
1 packet stevia
Final add ons: goji berries and chia seeds
Boil the almond milk, then add in the quinoa, let it boil for a bit and than put it on low, stir occasionally. Be patient. It will smell good. Contain yourself. Let it cook for about 20 minutes or so and scoop this beauty into a bowl, top off with chia seeds and goji berries and feast.