In just a few hours we're all going to be officially work-free for the next four days. Yaasss! While some of you might have trips booked, we're sure most of you are all set for a much-needed chillax staycation. Whether you’re fasting or simply in search of a healthy snack to munch on, we suggest you go for a super grain packed with loads of fiber and protein. Something like quinoa. We pinkie promise it's not as bad as you think, especially when you mix it in with some almond milk, cinnamon, and apple juice.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
1/4 cup golden raisins
3 cups almond milk, warmed
1 green apple, diced
1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced
HOW TO DO IT:
1. Combine apple juice, water, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.
2. Lower heat and add quinoa. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until quinoa absorbs the liquid and becomes fluffy. Add raisins and stir.
3. Portion the quinoa-raisin mixture among individual bowls. Pour in almond milk then top with apples and almonds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve warm.
4. Eat it before, during, of after you devour a good book or marathon your favorite series.
Recipe and main image from Yummy.ph.
Happy Weekend, folks!