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Carrot Cake Quinoa

Good morning lovely people!

Just when you thought my smoothies couldn’t get any greener, “helllloooo spirulina!” haha.

grn smoothie
Yup, those are Vibram five fingers on my feet! Aren’t they awesomely ugly?

I’ll share that recipe later, because today I want to introduce you to Carrot Cake Quinoa!   Not to worry, I’m almost out of quinoa so this obsession may subside very soon.

But until then, enjoy this Carrot Cake Quinoa!

carrot cake toppings
Carrot Cake Quinoa topped with Raisins, walnuts and coconut

Carrot Cake Quinoa

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2c almond milk
  • 1/4c dry quinoa (see substitution note)
  • 1 large peeled and chopped carrot
  • 1/4 t (or more) cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana
  • Stevia, maple syrup,  or brown sugar (to sweeten)
  • 1/4t vanilla extract
  • (optional) toppings: walnuts, raisins, pineapple pieces, and/or shredded coconut

Substitutions:  Feel free to substitute quinoa with steel cut oats or rolled oats, however, you will have to increase almond milk to 3/4c.

carrot cake quinoa

Directions:

Put all of your ingredients (except for your quinoa!) in a blender and blend away.  Put quinoa, or oats, in a pot and pour your carroty milk over top.  Don’t worry if your blender left some carrot pieces, it’s carrot cake!

carrot cake stove top

Bring mixture to a boil on the stove then reduce heat and let simmer 15 min.  Once the quinoa is done cooking remove from stove top and devour with whatever toppings you’d like!

carrot cake quinoa cooked

I topped mine with raisins, walnuts, coconut shreds and another splash of almond milk.  I love putting my quinoa (and oatmeal bowls) in mason jars, it makes them so easy to bring to work for a warm and healthy lunch.

If you’re like me with a major sweet tooth, my sweetener of choice is stevia.  Lately I’ve been hooked on this liquid vanilla version by Stevita.

carrot cake stevia

I purchased this at a Chamberlin’s store but you can also find it on iherb.com and Amazon.

Still hungry for more quinoa?  Try this recipe, or this one, or this one,  too!

And a little morning inspiration for you all…”Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

Blessings!

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