Protein-Packed Quinoa Yogurt Parfait

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Protein-Packed Quinoa Yogurt Parfait

Whether you think it’s the MOST important meal of the day or not, there is no denying that a good breakfast can set the pace for the rest of your day. Getting a protein packed breakfast doesn’t have to take a lot of time, so there’s really no excuse for depriving your body, especially when you will probably be putting it through a brutal workout at some point during the day. And no, “protein-packed breakfast”  doesn’t always have to mean eggs. Try thinking out of the box with something like protein and mineral-packed quinoa. Need some convincing this grain many call the “superfood of the future”? Well here you are:

  • For everyone watching their gluten intake, quinoa is gluten free.
  • It’s a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
  • It has twice as much fiber as other grains, meaning it will keep you feeling fuller longer.
  • It contains iron
  • It contains Lysine which is great for tissue repair
  • It is rich in magnesium, which is used in countless body maintenance functions like the formation of bones and teeth and transmission of nerve impulses
  • It contains B2 vitamins
  • It is rich in manganese and antioxidant the prevents damage to red blood cells

Now that you’re convinced and craving tomorrow’s breakfast, here is a quick and easy recipe that will get you your quinoa fix bright and early.

 Protein-Packed Quinoa Yogurt Parfait
Simply add these ingredients in layers of your choice
CALORIES: 328; PROTEIN: 25 grams.

  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup berries of your choice
  • 9 walnut halves, chopped
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