I have always thought of quinoa as a savory grain, until the day my friend from Peru introduced it to me in a smoothie. Quinoa, pronounced (keen-wa), is a whole grain and when cooked it has a fluffy creamy texture and a nutty flavor, plus it has a lot of protein. It works as a great breakfast alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Try it!
- In a medium size sauce pan on medium/high heat, bring the water and quinoa to a rolling boil.
- Turn to low, cover, and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
- Stir in milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, cherries, and sweetener. Enjoy!