my go to breakfast


For the past two and a half years, I religiously went to the same 7:30pm Spinning class at Fitness World.
No instructor will ever compare to Sabha Seifi; unfortunately she moved away to Washington State, so obviously she had to leave us. It was a tragedy.
That particular class had turned into a ritualistic gathering of 10-13 super fit regulars. Ever since Sabha abandoned us I haven’t seem any of them 😦
Her music was body pumping and her attitude got you going.
She would yell at you and made sure that everyone was screaming and cheering throughout the class. Ahh I miss her….I can never look at spin class the same way – No spinning class has been able to come up to that standard, and no spinning class has been able to be as intense as that class.
HOWEVER, I went to an early morning spin class today, and got a pretty good sweat on!

After class, I went home to make myself my go-to pre/post (depending on the activity) breakfast. It is delicious and there are tons of ways to make this dish:

Quinoa Porridge for CHAMPIONS:

FUN FACTS TIME! YAY!!! Did you know that Quinoa isn’t in fact a grain?! It is a SEED and a faithful cousin to leafy greens like SPINACH! The coolest thing about this seedy grainy fluff is that it has the highest protein of all “grains,” and it is a COMPLETE PROTEIN. It’s amino acid balance is almost identical to that of milk!
O annnnndddd it is high in magnesium, and you know that magnesium decreases pent up tension and anxiety (perrrrfeccctt for exam time 😉 ) and relaxes all the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in the body! SaWEET!

1/4 cup Quinoa Flakes
1/2 Banana
1/2 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Almond Milk (or cows milk/soy)
1/4 cup+a bit more Water

Blend banana, peanut butter, and milk in the magic bullet.
Pour water and quinoa flakes into a small deep cooking pan (never know what to call cooking utensils…can you tell I am a total rookie at being a domestic diva) and allow the flakes to cook. It literally takes a few seconds.
Immediately pour in magic bullet mixture and bring to a boil, stirring often to prevent sticking.
Once it is nice and thick and hot, pour it into a bowl, sprinkle cinnamon, and enjoy 🙂
You can always add more milk if you want it to be thinner or runny!

Quinoa Flakes are packed with magnesium and are rich in protein. Best part about them is that they cook SUPER fast. Faster than instant oats! You can toss them in the micro as well, if your in a rush!

Super duper fast cooking pseudo-oats

Pour in mixture

Bring to a boil, which will thicken it! Stir constantly!

Sprinkle cinnamon because you know what that does!!! Revs up your metabolism!

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