When my daughter was born, I wanted to continue cooking healthy breakfasts but wanted to be able to do it in a fraction of the time. After a quick search online, I learned about the Instant Pot and found that I could continue to create nutrient-dense foods, but in less time! Perfect!
I created this recipe one morning when I had an infant wrapped around my chest and I didn’t want to lean over a hot stove to cook breakfast, but also wanted something more substantial than a smoothie. I threw these ingredients in my Instant Pot and delightfully ended up with a delicious breakfast quinoa bowl.
One of the things I love most about cooking with my Instant Pot is it doesn’t require any “babysitting.” I don’t have to worry about my water boiling over on the stove while I’m changing a diaper or overcooking things while I’m playing with my daughter in the yard.
If you’re considering getting one, I recommend this one from Amazon.
1 cup tricolor quinoa, rinsed well
1.5 cups almond milk
½ cup of dried currants or raisins
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, divided
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 drop of doterra cinnamon essential oil
Optional toppings: fresh berries, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Add all ingredients to your instant pot. Reserve one tablespoon of butter or coconut oil to stir into quinoa after it is cooked. Cook on manual high pressure for 1 minute. Allow to natural pressure release for 20 minutes. Stir in the reserved butter or coconut oil and serve with fresh berries, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Makes 3 cups.
Benefits of Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Supports the health of urinary tract and kidneys.
- Promotes healthy circulatory function.
- Strengthens a healthy immune system.
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range.
- Supports healthy liver function.
- Maintains the health of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Supports cardiovascular and circulatory health.
Benefits of Quinoa
- A high-protein grain, containing all nine essential amino acids.
- Contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.
- Contains iron, which helps keep our blood cells healthy, increase brain function, & energy metabolism.
- Contains lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair.
- Rich in magnesium, which helps to relax blood levels and alleviate migraines. Also aids in detoxification.
- High in Riboflavin, which improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells.
- Has high content of manganese, which is an antioxidant that helps prevent damage of the mitochondria during energy production.
Don't let your new Instant Pot intimidate you! Check out my brief video tutorial to learn how to make your quinoa breakfast bowl. There is even basic instructions for the new Instant Pot user!
Ok that’s it! Once you try it, let me know what you think. Would you substitute anything? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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