Looking for an alternative to cereal and toast for breakfast? This heart-healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl will take your breakfast game to the next level. It contains approx 15g of protein together with vital nutrients, so represents balanced nutrition

You’ll need:

– 2 cups cooked quinoa
– Juice of one lemon
– Pinch of salt
– 1 3/4 cup plain soy milk
– 2 bananas
– 1 cup berries (1/2 cup of two kinds)
– 1/3 cup walnuts
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp maple syrup
– 2 scoops Herbalife Protein Drink Mix, Vanilla Flavor
– Chopped mint (for garnish)

Step One
Having leftover quinoa to use in this recipe makes it even easier, but if you’re making it fresh, do that first. The recipe calls for about two cups of fluffy quinoa, which means you’ll need to start out with 1 cup of dry quinoa and 2 cups of water.

Step Two
With the quinoa ready, add it to a large skillet along with a pinch of salt and the lemon juice. Then add the soy milk and 1 sliced banana (slice and reserve other banana for garnish). Turn the heat to medium-low and give these ingredients about 5 minutes to simmer, stirring occasionally.

Step Three
Next add all of the berries, walnuts, vanilla and maple syrup and stir another 5 minutes until most of the soy milk is absorbed and everything is blending together beautifully. Stir in the Herbalife Protein Drink Mix. Garnish with remaining banana slices and some fresh chopped mint leaves and enjoy.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving:
Calories: 360
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrate: 56g
Fat: 9g
Fiber: 6g

Why Balanced Nutrition?

To lose weight you need to create a deficit in calories from your active metabolic rate. However, WITHOUT LOSING LEAN MUSCLE; otherwise you will be in worse situation than when you started! And if you don’t maintain good levels of macro and micro nutrients, you may find you are never satisfied after eating, or still lack energy, making you reach for products such as sugary drinks, biscuits or other unhealthy snacks.

To help preserve muscle mass, aim for at least 15 grams of protein for breakfast

 

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