I am doing a five day whole foods diet to combat the holiday indulgences and today’s meals were certainly what my palette has been aching for in gluten free foods.
The butternut squash smoothie was like drinking pumpkin pie! Delicious and nutritious. I added walnuts and vanilla whey protein powder.
Though skeptical about warm coconut milk with peanut butter mixed in, a coworker said he enjoys stirring pb into his warm oatmeal. It was great, filling and kept me full all afternoon. The only thing I’d change is more pb and more jam 🙂
Quinoa is the super grain that has healthy omega-3 fatty acids, has great anti-inflammatory properties and high concentration of antioxidants.
PB&J Quinoa Bowl*
Servings: this makes one hearty meal (could reduce quinoa by half for a snack or light meal)
Stir together in a serving bowl:
1/2 cup dry quinoa, cooked and warm temperature (about 1.5 cups cooked)
1 cup milk of choice, warm
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Place on top:
2 tablespoons jam
1 sliced banana
Some almond pieces
*recipe is a modification from a menu item at Backyard Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA