Happy Quinoa Flake Tuesday?! Yea, we will just go with it. I've had this recipe written up and photographed months and months ago. Which also means those photos were really bad and taken in the owrst possible lighting. Thus, I complete re-did the recipe and re-photographed and I think it looks a lot better and even tastes better! But really something about chocolate and coconut is always a winner no matter what, right?Just one of the combos you can never go wrong with. Like coconut butter, cinnamon, and a Japanese Sweet Potato. Or smoked paprika and plantains.
Some other great combos? Apples and nut butter. I really can't place my finger on a specific nut butter or apple since that always changed for me. I just finished up a jar of Peanut Butter Company's Crunchy Original. I would pour a gallon of cinnamon on the butter, mix it around and slather it on apple slices. So good! But I also just picked up another jar of my favorite Cinnamon Raisin PB from Wild Friend's.
And another great combo? A can of Tuna fish and Thai Coconut Curry Hope Hummus! So splendid! But don't forget to add a gallon of veggies to that too, and cashews! "Asian" power bowl and its laziest and finest 😉 The craziest combos are always the best though, like beans with mashed avocado, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, and Dijon. If I had even though of eating crazy combos like this a few years ago, I would have fainted. Most of the things I eat I think most people would run the other direction, unless of course you are a foodie or blogger. We all eat weird stuff, am I right?
What's not that weird though, is these Quinoa Flakes. I am pretty sure everyone has either had a Mounds or Almond Joy sometime in their life. If not, shame on you (even I have had those candies, and that is saying something!). The only thing about this "Almond" Joy is that it is healthy and nourishing, not sugary and well...bad.
Almond Joy Quinoa Flakes
Ingredients: (serves 1)
+ ⅓ Cup Quinoa Flakes (or ¼ cup buckwheat cereal!*)
+ ⅔ Cup Water
+ 1 Tsp Coconut Butter
+ 1 Tsp Almond Butter
+ ½ TB Unsweetened shredded Coconut (plus more for garnish)
+ 2 TB Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
+ 3-5 Drops Liquid Stevia (optional)
+ Raw Unsalted Almonds (to garnish)
+ In a microwave safe bowl, combine quinoa flakes, cocoa, and unsweetened coconut. Mix. Then add the water (optional stevia) and stir to combine.
+ Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove (safely, it is hot!). Then stir in the coconut butter, top with the almond butter, sprinkle more coconut on top and place a cute almond in the middle!
+ * If you want buckwheat cereal, use the ¼ cup of buckwheat, but increase the water to ¾ cup and microwave for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
I really am glad the lighting is better now that the sun rises so early in the morning, so when I make my breakfast I can photograph it without it being in total darkness. But the sad thing is I lost my sweet spot in my room since my AC is in the 1 lowly window I have. Now Instead of a bright sunny summery room, it is dark and gloomy all day. Really sad, but it gets super hot up there so an AC is a must! You know, a good combo would be a room made of windows and central air 😉 That would be lovely!
So tell me:
+ What is your favorite food combo as of late?
+ What is/was your favorite candy? I always had a thing for Almond Joys and Mounds, as well as Junior Mints (frozen!), and gummy bears (frozen too!).
*Recipe linking up for the week! Allergy Free Wednesdays, #RecipeFridays, #RecipeOfTheWeek, #StrangeButGood, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Real Food Friday, Gluten-Free Fridays, Tasty Tuesdays, , Gluten-Free Tuesday, Savoring Saturdays, #Foodie Friday, Real Food Recipe Roundup!*
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