Apple Cranberry Quinoa
Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed. - Nourishment Connection
Apple cranberry juice
Start on the Quinoa
Rinse and drain the quinoa.
Bring the fruit juice and water to a boil. As soon as the liquid boils at a slight pinch of salt to it.
Add your quinoa to the liquid, stir it, and cover it.
As soon as it comes back up to a boil, reduce the heat to keep it at a simmer (medium low heat to medium). Once it's cooked there will be no more water at the bottom of the pan, about 16-18 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes. Then fluff it (which means gently stir it.)
Prep the Rest
While the quinoa is cooking, chop your nuts and prep your fruit.
This amount of quinoa makes about four servings, so if you're cutting strawberries or setting aside blueberries and blackberries, you can prep four cups.
For the fiber and other nutritive qualities, I eat 1 cup of berries with my cup of grain for breakfast.
Put it all together!
If you're prepping food for the week like I do, you can put all of the quinoa and nuts together in one large container and take it out a cup at a time OR
Package it in smaller containers with about 1 cup of quinoa and a little more than a tablespoon of ground nuts in each.
I add the fruit the day I am eating it - up to you, do it how it works for you.
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