We all know that breakfast has been deemed the most important meal of the day. And, if you ask me, if anyone needs to start their day off right, it’s nurses!!
Most mornings, I start my day with this Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. My hubby and I looooooove berries, berries, berries, and eat them daily!! This summer I spent a lot of time picking strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, prepping them and then freezing them. (I have 30# of blueberries in my freezer!). Last year our berries lasted us just into the following spring. Because we love them so much, I decided to pick even more than usual this season and at the rate we are going, I don’t know if our supply will even last us through this winter!
Quinoa has become quite popular. It is an ancient grain, and actually is a whole grain seed. It is considered the “perfect protein”, has all 9 amino acids, is gluten free, and contains many other vitamins and minerals. It is a carbohydrate (oh no!!) but….that is ok….because being a whole grain food, it digests slowly. (Remember, not all carbs are “bad”, we do need some carbs for our bodies to function properly!!). And nurses need some carbs to give them the energy they need to run, run, run, all day long!!
So, here is the recipe for my delicious Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, a delicious power packed breakfast to help nurses start their day fueled and ready to go!!
- Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package instructions. (I use my rice cooker to cook my quinoa and it makes a perfect batch every single time).
- Once cooked, place a couple spoonfuls of quinoa in a bowl. (This is where the fun begins). Now you can add whatever sounds delicious to you!
- For this Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, I add about 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt, cinnamon, honey, chia seeds or hemp seeds, pecans and blueberries. Sometimes I add in flax and coconut flakes. (Since my blueberries are frozen, I heat them in the microwave to defrost them which makes a nice warm blueberry-like sauce…sooooo delicious!!).
And FYI, I often don’t have enough time to eat breakfast before I leave the house in the morning (for a number of reasons)…so, I pack my Breakfast Bowl into a container that can easily be taken on the go.
So, what are you eating for the most important meal of the day? As a nurse, what are you using to fuel and support your body as you start your day?
I’d love for you to give this recipe a try! And don’t hesitate to be creative, add and subtract whatever ingredients you’d like. I look forward to you sharing what you come up with in the comment section below!! 🙂
Enjoy and Wishing You Well,