Protein Packed Breakfast – Quinoa Spinach Egg Breakfast

Protein Packed Breakfast – Quinoa Spinach Egg Breakfast 

protein paleo gluten free calcium quinoa spinach fiber breakfast

I love breakfast any time of the day so when I got home from yoga today I needed some protein stat. If you don’t know my addiction to quinoa, you haven’t been paying attention. It’s delicious and packed with essential proteins which always gets a thumbs up in my recipe book.

protein paleo gluten free calcium quinoa spinach fiber breakfast

I went a little freestyle today and ended with a protein PACKED meal that not only has protein from the quinoa and eggs but calcium and fiber from the spinach. It was as easy as making scrambled eggs.

 protein paleo gluten free calcium quinoa spinach fiber breakfast

{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Protein Packed Breakfast - Quinoa Spinach Egg Breakfast
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Protein, Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth to cook the quinoa in but you can use water. The broth just gives it extra flavor.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh spinach packed loosely (could use kale too)
  • ½ tablespoon ghee (can use coconut oil or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced OR 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (can use any kind of unsweetened milk)
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. QUINOA:
  2. In a small saucepan put ¼ cup quinoa and ¾ cup broth or water, bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling lower to a simmer and while stirring occasionally, simmer for about 10 minutes. If you need to add more liquid, add a tablespoon at a time.
  4. EGG:
  5. In a small skillet, melt ghee and saute the garlic or onion for a minute on medium heat.
  6. In a separate medium bowl whisk eggs, almond milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  7. Place spinach in skillet and heat on low until completely wilted, stirring occasionally.
  8. Once spinach is cooked, pour in egg mixture.
  9. Combine egg mixture with spinach and cook like you would scrambled eggs by continually stirring until the eggs are cooked thoroughly.
  10. Once eggs are done add cooked quinoa and combine.
  11. **Optional: top with a little cheese (this will make it non-paleo)**

 

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