Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leftovers for breakfast?

Today was a day for multi-tasking for sure. At one point I was on a call with a client while replying to lavaman triathlon emails and trying to mop up my mess on the floor with my foot. WOWZA!

Anyway, moving on to dinner. I decided to break out the quinoa. I cooked enough for dinner to save for breakfast. Quinoa for Breakfast? Yes, love it! I make a yummy quinoa protein porridge. Basically its cooked quinoa with melted almond or tahini butter. Then you add unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 serving vanilla protein powder, dried cherries, pecan halves, cinnamon, and stevia (optional). Mix all together and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Instead of overnight protein oats, in overnight protein porridge. Gluten free, a higher protein grain, super-food, etc.!!

cooked plain quinoa

the mix ins

protein porridge goodness

In the morning I'll top this with some cottage cheese and honey for a hearty breakfast. Can't wait! Anyone have any breakfast creations out there? Do share......

Cheers,
LC

16 comments:

Molly said...

oh my gosh I thought I was the only one! I always have left overs for breakfast...

although mine usually consist of cooked chicken, pizza, green beans errrrr yeah, Im odd.

Looks so yummy tho! I gotta try this ASAP!

happy wednesday!

xo=Molly
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Bre said...

haha I love it! I've done this- quinoa leftover from dinner the night before except I've never made it fancy before. I just ate it cold and threw in peanut butter in hopes that it would be enough to get me through swim practice! haha Lindsay your version looks wayyy better! ;)

Lindsay Cotter said...

Bre,

Cold quinoa and PB are still YUm! I've also done it with just avocado and quinoa mixed real well or you can throw in some eggs. Hope your enjoying some good training! See ya soon.
LC

april said...

Yum!! I do the same thing with cold bulgur. So good!

Jason said...

I love heating up some oat bran, mixing with protein powder, pop it in the fridge and eat in the morning. Love it!




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Therese said...

I wish the normal grocery stores carried quinoa! I NEVER shop at whole foods (just because its so freakin expensive) but I've really wanted to try it out :(

malpaz said...

glad i found your blog! im a lover of Mark Sisson's site as well and love your nutritional view! it has worked wonders for me in my recovery process from anorexia!

GoBigGreen said...

The Quinoa I have is INCA RED..is there a difference btwn the kind you show and the red Quinoa? I would guess not. I add nut butter and a BOAT load of cinnamon to my steel cut oats but have never tried the Q. Good idea!

Lindsay Cotter said...

The Inca red it really good too. It has just a little more spicy flavor. Maybe try the red quinoa with cocoa powder and vanilla or chocolate protein (optional) then add cashew or tahini butter. That could work. Let me know if you try that.
LC

Jamie (beautyandthebeef) said...

Love quinoa for breakfast too! Recently I discovered quinoa flakes which I like even better for breakfast...my favorite combo is vanilla protein powder, cinnammon, banana (cooked in the with quinoa so it gets soft and hot), and almond or peanut butter! Oh and I like to add some ground flax as well.

Lindsay Cotter said...

I knew I forgot something, Flaxseed! Next time I will add that. I've been meaning to try the quinoa flakes but they are expensive, as is everything. Maybe next time. Thanks Jamie!

LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils said...

I've been thinking about trying this ever since reading the Kind Diet. Great ideas for add ins!

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said...

Love your Quinoa Mess! I haven't tried it overnight style.. but I need to immediately, that looks sooo good!

ktbwood said...

oh my gooodness girl those bars look AMAZINGGG!! love it! such a GOOD way to get good fats in!

LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils said...

I've been thinking about trying this ever since reading the Kind Diet. Great ideas for add ins!

malpaz said...

glad i found your blog! im a lover of Mark Sisson's site as well and love your nutritional view! it has worked wonders for me in my recovery process from anorexia!