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Spiced Blueberry Quinoa

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

I took up eating quinoa when I found out how much protein it has. This is really an easy dish to experiment with; my first version of the recipe was made with shredded apples instead of blueberries. It's just as delicious! —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Spiced Blueberry Quinoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook and stir quinoa over medium heat until lightly toasted, 5-7 minutes. Stir in almond milk, honey, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in blueberries and vanilla. Sprinkle with almonds.
Health Tip: Quinoa is a good source of trace minerals—specifically manganese and copper—that are important in turning carbohydrates into energy.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 352 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.

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