Protein Power Breakfast

Hey!

Are you ready to change up your usual yoghurt and granola breakfast routine? Here’s an idea: try this super simple, make-ahead, protein-packed recipe!

It’s perfect if you’re crunched on time or if you’re hosting friends for breakfast or brunch!

It’s comprised of 5 parts:

  • Tofu Pudding
  • Chocolate Quinoa Porridge
  • Crunchy Nutty Granola
  • Your choice of nut butter
  • Fresh fruit! I used blueberries and bananas

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Tofu Pudding (Makes 4 Servings):

Ingredients

  • 1 container medium tofu (300g)
  • 3 squares dark chocolate (I used Lindt 70% cocoa Dark Chocolate), alternatively, use whichever chocolate you prefer
  • 1-2  medjool dates, adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

*All of the ingredient proportions are variable according to your preferences!

Method:

  1. Over a bain-marie, melt the dark chocolate.
  2. With a food processor or immersion blender, blend the tofu until it becomes a thick pudding consistency.
  3. Add the date, vanilla and melted chocolate.
  4. Adjust to taste.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Quinoa Porridge ( Makes 2 Servings):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk
  • 1 medjool date ( you can substitute this with a sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

Method

  1. Blend the almond milk with the date. Adjust for sweetness.
  2. You can chose to rinse the quinoa (removing the saponins, phytochemicals that make the grain slightly bitter, but that present beneficial properties).
  3. In a small pot, add the milk and quinoa. Bring to a boil.
  4. Allow to cook, covered for 15 min or until cooked.
  5. Allow to cool and add the cocoa powder (I add it after to preserve the antioxidant properties in raw cacao).
  6. Enjoy!

 

To plate:

  1. Smear a serving of Tofu Pudding in a circular manner on a plate.
  2. Add 3 quenelles of the Quinoa Porridge towards the center.
  3. Add dollops of nut butter.
  4. Sprinkle with Nutty Granola.
  5. Top with fresh fruit of choice!

 

The granola recipe is still in the works. Coming soon!

Please let me know if you’ve enjoyed the recipes, how you plated it and if you made any alterations!

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Nutritional Information for Tofu Pudding.

To reduce the saturated fat, you can use cacao powder and a sweetener instead of chocolate.

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Nutritional Information for Chocolate Quinoa Porridge
  • The Nutrition Facts are based off of the My Fitness Pal database.
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