When considering the nutritional data below, you'll notice this recipe is both high calorie and high fat, but don't be deceived, the main source of calories is quinoa, and the fat content is primarily sourced from coconut and almonds. All of these are whole, unprocessed, high quality ingredients– quinoa, a protein rich superfood, and both almonds & coconut rich in health benefits including improved heart health, lower cholesterol, healthy brain function, and a boost in metabolism (perfect for breakfast). In fact, in fitness, healthy fats are necessary to both shed excess weight and keep it off. Additionally, the ingredients in this recipe are all rich in fiber proven to keep you feeling full longer.
Personally, I enjoy this dish as either a breakfast or afternoon snack. Consider it a hot cereal bowl to satisfy that sweet tooth ;)
Recipe (Serves 1):
- 1/2 c Cooked Organic Quinoa
- 1/2 c Mango Chunks (Trader Joe's)
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1 tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Organic Agave Nectar
- 1/2 c Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Raw Sliced Almonds
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Mix quinoa, mango, coconut, chia seeds, and vanilla extract, this will serve as your base. From here either freeze for later or add warm coconut milk to enjoy immediately. Top with almond slices, shredded coconut, and cinnamon.
421 Cal / 57g Carbs. / 19g Fat. / 10g Protein - Per Serving