Apple Quinoa Bowl

This nutritious apple-spiced breakfast bowl will help you power through any busy day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups apple juice

3/4 cup quinoa

2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 cup mixed berries

1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Instructions:

1. In saucepan, bring apple juice and 1 cup water to boil. Stir in quinoa, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until quinoa is very tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in maple syrup.

2. Divide quinoa mixture among 4 bowls. Top with berries, pecans and pumpkin seeds.

Tips:

• Serve with a dollop of yogurt if desired.

• Substitute sunflower seeds or chia seeds for pumpkin seeds if desired.