My girlfriend, Heather, is having a Gluten-free Products Spotlight Holiday Edition from now through December 22. She is inviting all of us to join her in featuring gluten-free and allergy-free products every Monday. It's going to be really fun seeing everyone's favorite gluten-free and allergy-free products! I can't wait to find out about something new!
My favorite gluten-free product for this Monday is Quinoa Flakes. Quinoa is actually the seed of a plant which grows in the Andes Mountains of South America, though it is often mistaken for a grain. It supplies all the essential amino acids in a balanced pattern, making it a complete protein, unlike wheat, corn, or rice. You can buy quinoa whole and use it as a substitute for grains, or you can buy it as flakes, which I use for muffins and hot cereal.
There are so many ways to make this yummy hot cereal, but here's how I like to do it:
For two adults, or one adult and two little girls :-)
Bring to boil:
2 cups purified water
1 cup of hemp or cashew milk
1 cup of dry quinoa flakes
Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly
Let the quinoa cool for about 5 minutes and it will continue to thicken.
1 tbs xylitol
1 tbs coconut oil
a pinch of sea salt
Top with Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips.
Variations: Top with dried fruit or nuts, cinnamon or a drizzle of honey.