Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

I love to start my day with a workout followed by a delicious and nutritious breakfast. This collagen quinoa breakfast bowl is one of my favorite recovery meals. It provides my body with the nutrients it needs to prevent muscle strain and pain.

Who said that healthy foods are bland? This breakfast bowl is so yummy. It literally tastes like you have dessert for breakfast, but without the sugar rush.

Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

Why should you make this recipe?

This collagen quinoa breakfast bowl contains protein, collagen, fruit, and nuts. All of those contain nutrients that are crucial for muscle recovery.

There are so many health benefits of consuming quinoa. It is one of the few foods that contains all the essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high on fiber, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and many vitamins. It is also a low-calorie food that will keep you full for a long time.

Nuts are also high in protein and contain healthy monounsaturated fats.

Banana is one of the best recovery fruits because it has a lot of magnesium and potassium. Those are also fundamental for muscle recovery.

This breakfast bowl is vegan, gluten free and dairy free if you use a plant based milk to prepare it.

This quinoa is very easy and fast to make. You can consume it warm or cold. Sometimes I prepare my quinoa ahead of time and add my milk and toppings in the morning to safe some time.

Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

Helpful tips

To make the quinoa you start by measuring and rinsing it. Use dry measuring cups to measure quinoa. Once you have the amount you need transfer it into a mesh strainer and wash it under running water. Drain it well and transfer it to a pot. To one part of quinoa add two parts of water. Bring it to a boil fast and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the quinoa uncovered until all the water is all gone. Remove the pot from the heat and cover it with a lid. Do not touch it for 5 min. This will steam the quinoa and allow it to get perfectly fluffy. Once you have the perfect quinoa you can use it to prepare breakfast bowls, salads, main dishes or desserts.

I use unsweetened cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. The cacao powder is raw and less processed. It is very important to use unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder.

It is very important to use unflavored and unsweetened collagen peptides. I prefer using Vital Proteins, but you can use any brand that you like.

In this recipe you regulate the level of sweetness. You can add as much maple syrup as you like. If you are not vegan you can also use honey.

Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: banana, cacao, gluten free, grain free, peanut butter, quinoa, vegan
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa dry, uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ milk of choice I used almond milk
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp unflavored collagen peptides optional

Toppings (optional)

  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter unsweetened
  • extra maple syrup
  • roasted unsalted peanuts
  • cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Add ½ cup of dry quinoa in a mesh strainer and rinse it under a running water. Then strain it well and add it in a pot with 1 cup of water.
  • Bring it to a boil on high and then reduce the heat to very low allowing it to simmer. Do not add a lid on top. Simmer until all the water is gone. Then remove from the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Keep it covered for 5 minutes. Then remove the lid and stir.
  • In a pot add the milk and heat it up to medium high. Then add the maple syrup and cacao powder. Stir until they are incorporated in the milk.
  • Add the milk mixture to the quinoa. Finally add the sliced banana, peanut butter, more maple syrup if needed or toppings you prefer.
Collagen Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Banana and Peanut Butter

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