Guys...it's time...for QUINOA! Yaaaay. This recipe is so tasty - it tastes just like the real thing! And do you know what that is? Chai tea! Who doesn't love it?
I always am craving a chai tea latte - hot in the winter, iced in the summer - but I know it probably isn't the best thing for me, since it does have a lot of added sugar. (However, if you hate milk but need that calcium, it is a great way to add some dairy into your diet. Dairy is fantastic for strong teeth and bones!)
Anyway, I wanted to still eat something chai-tasting, but a healthier option of the real thing. That's when I discovered chai tea QUINOA! Omyesss! It is so, so, delicious, nourishing, plus it tastes JUST like chai tea. I don't know how @accordingtoelle does it, but it's amazing.
You may want to eat this with a side cup of chai tea... :)
1 cup quinoa
2 cups milk of your choice
1 large egg white
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, unpacked
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 dashes ground cloves
unsweetened coconut flakes and/or nuts for topping (optional - but walnuts add a delicious finish)
Bring milk to a full simmer in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, return to a simmer and reduce heat to the lowest setting. Cover, leaving a tiny crack for steam to escape, and simmer until about two-thirds of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in egg white, brown sugar, vanilla and spices. Return pan to stove, covering again with a tiny crack for steam to escape, and continue to cook on low until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
If desired, serve with additional milk and garnish with coconut flakes, nuts and/or additional brown sugar.
Recipe from www.accordingtoelle.com. Check out her blog for more tasty recipes!
I'm Ashley, a food-loving, Michigan dweller, 14-year-old writer and the founder of Green Teen!