Are you searching for a breakfast that's both nutritious and delightful? Look no further! Our Berry Good Quinoa Breakfast Bake is a wholesome, diabetes-friendly recipe packed with flavor, fiber, and all things just better.®.
In our quest for healthier living and diabetes prevention, it's essential to maintain a well-balanced meal plan that nourishes your taste buds and your gut.
Our Berry Good Quinoa Breakfast Bake serves this purpose deliciously. In this blog post, we'll explore the fantastic benefits of quinoa and the incredible combination of berries while diving into a simple recipe that brings them all together. This breakfast bake is a small yet impactful step toward nurturing your gut health for diabetes prevention.
Quinoa is a true superfood. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids, making it an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans.
Quinoa is also gluten-free and rich in dietary fiber.
It is a slow-digesting carbohydrate, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and provides lasting energy. The high fiber content in quinoa can also support a healthy digestive system and contribute to a feeling of fullness, aiding in weight management.
Berries are known for their antioxidant properties. These vibrant fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber while being relatively low in calories.
Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are particularly rich in antioxidants and have been linked to improved blood sugar control. They can help reduce inflammation, which affects insulin resistance and diabetes development.
The Power of Fiber
Our Berry Good Quinoa Breakfast Bake also includes our very own just better.® Prebiotic Fiber. This remarkable addition promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, fostering a healthier gut microbiota. A balanced and diverse gut microbiota is crucial for overall well-being and pivotal in diabetes prevention.
Now, let's get to the delicious part—the recipe!
Berry Good Quinoa Breakfast Bake
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup organic raspberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375°F
In a large mixing bowl, combine the rinsed and drained quinoa, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, chia seeds, cinnamon,
Whisk the almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and just better.® Prebiotic Fiber in a separate bowl. (Our fiber is 100% dissolvable and flavorless!)
Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.
Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.
Bake in a preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes - or - until the quinoa is fully cooked and the center has set.
Remove from oven and allow the breakfast bake to settle for a few minutes, then serve warm in a bowl with your choice of toppings.
Topping Suggestions: Dollop of Greek yogurt, additional berries, a drizzle of unsweetened nut butter, chopped walnuts
A health-conscious journey doesn't have to mean giving up on taste and enjoyment. Our Berry Good Quinoa Breakfast Bake is a fantastic way to support diabetes prevention while savoring comforting, warm flavors.
For a deeper understanding of the relationship between your gut health and diabetes prevention, head over to our latest blog, Nurturing Your Gut Health For Diabetes Management & Prevention. It's a treasure trove of information and insights to elevate your health journey. Click here to read more HERE!
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