Healthy Rice/Quinoa Pudding

healthy rice and quinoa breakfast pudding

I love me some rice pudding!

Traditionally it is made with rice, half and half, an egg and sugar.

Mine is made with rice and quinoa, almond milk, fruit, Greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon! I eat mine cold and for breakfast!

How to make:

In crockpot add:

2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk

1/2 c basmati rice

1/2 c quinoa

Cook on high for approx. 1 hour and 10 min

Remove from crockpot and add:

1 c plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c  of each fresh or frozen blueberries and peaches (or other fruit or no fruit)

1 tsp honey

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp brown sugar

Stir gently until well mixed

Store in fridge

This batch made three (3) 1.2 cup servings

 

Simple. Easy. Breakfast is ready. Look in the fridge. Eat.

Enjoy!

xo, A

 

 

Peaches & Coffee Smoothie

peaches and coffee smoothie

Oh man!! I went weeks without having a smoothie and I finally had one this am! I treated myself last week to a pack of Starbucks VIA. I had been out of it for a long time! I forgot how much I loved putting coffee in my smoothies! Also, my body was  feeling off so I finally realized without smoothies I don’t get my dose of flaxseed . I need my flaxseed! That is the number one reason I am so happy I had a smoothie this am!

I went grocery shopping at Aldi last night and got great prices on frozen and fresh fruit! (I highly recommend you doing the same) I decided to go for a peaches and cream like smoothie but with coffee. It was delicious and I drank it down fast!

The ingredients are listed above but if you don’t have or want to leave out the peanut butter and or the Greek yogurt then go ahead and just add a little more protein powder. Or, if you want you can add a little more peanut butter and Greek yogurt and leave out the powder. As always, make it a good balance of nutrients!

Enjoy!

xo-A

 

Tropical Green Smoothie

tropical green smoothie

What you will need:

heaping handful of spinach leaves (I keep a bag in the freezer)

juice of one lemon

a few of the following: dark cherries, peaches, watermelon and pineapple

TBSP flaxseed

1/2 c unsweetened  almond milk

Blend until smooth

Bounce around with energy!

Enjoy!!

xoxo-A