This Quinoa Power Breakfast with arugula and roasted radishes is a protein packed, flavorful, nutritious way to start your day. And it can be made in just 30 minutes!
A few weeks ago, hubby and I escaped to Kohler, WI, for an extended weekend getaway. We ate, we drank, we hit the spa (the highlight of the trip!!), we smiled, we laughed, we relaxed! Bliss!
We enjoyed brunch in the Wisconsin Room restaurant one morning. Hubby hit up the HUGE fancy buffet, but since there wasn’t much in the way of plant-based foods up there besides fruit, I ordered off the menu. As luck would have it, they had a Quinoa Power Breakfast and a healthy green smoothie on the menu and both were delicious!
I loved the quinoa so much that I decided to recreate it when I got home and this recipe is the result. I hope you love it too!
You know what “they” say – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. Choose a sugary donut and soda, you’ll be exhausted by 10am and I’m guessing you won’t be hitting the gym later. Choose healthy carbs, protein and greens and you’ll power through your day like a rockstar, checking off your to-do list like a boss.
This Quinoa Power Breakfast will fill you up without filling you out. Get ready to take on the day!
Quinoa is a naturally gluten free, plant-based complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs.
You cook it and eat like you would most grains, but quinoa is actually a seed, in the same family as spinach and chard.
It contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also high in manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber, and folate.
I usually use tri-colored quinoa because I think it’s prettier, but I opted for white quinoa this time because I used turmeric (I’m obsessed with turmeric lately!) and I really wanted that golden color to come through and let the beauty of the tomatoes and radishes shine.
I’ve shown you how to roast radishes before in my Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprouts Salad and I’m doing it again because they are so good! Roasting them really mellows out the flavor and tones done the “spiciness.”
Radishes are low in calories, and high in nutrients. They are incredibly high in antioxidants and contain high amounts of vitamin C, and also decent levels of B vitamins, folate, and calcium. You need to get some radishes in your diet asap!
More quinoa recipes
- Quinoa Veggie Bowl
- Curry Quinoa Salad
- Lentil Quinoa Soup
- Black Bean Quinoa Chili
- Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
- Red Lentil Quinoa Fritters
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Quinoa Power Breakfast w/ Roasted Radishes
For the Quinoa
For the Roasted Radishes
- 10-12 radishes quartered
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- sprinkle salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Toss the quartered radishes with the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through to redistribute.
- Meanwhile, in a medium pot, sauté the diced onion in 1-2 tablespoons of water until soft, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add the broth, turmeric, lemon juice, cayenne, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
- Add the diced tomato and arugula to the quinoa. Stir. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve with the roasted radishes and another squeeze of lemon over everything, if desired.