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This bowl of goodness is an amazing family breakfast and a wonderful way to start your day. Children love this bowl of crunchy popped quinoa breakfast bowl with pistachios, and they go wild about the pomegranate seeds when they burst in the mouth. A popped quinoa breakfast bowl is a perfect balance of protein, fats, fibre as well as total yumminess!

Quinoa is such a healthy seed known as a pseudo-grain. It is and packed with protein and is the only plant-based grain that contains all the essential amino acids needed to keep you and your children healthy. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin E and is a source of healthy fibre. It is so easy and quick to pop quinoa and kids love to help making this and the popping sound makes them giggle! Quinoa pops store well in a glass jar, and so it is good to make a large batch and have some at the ready for breakfasts or to make popped quinoa crispies.

Kids love pistachio nuts and these are full of B6 which is an essential nutrient to support a good mood. They are also a dietary source of iron and agreat option for those who do not regularly eat red meat.

Pomegranate seeds are packed with antioxidants called Punicalagins which are important for cell repair. Pomegranate may also help to improve memory and this is important for those kids struggling with their working memory and processing at school.

I have added some flax seeds to boost up the omega 3 content of this breakfast. A great alternative for those who need more omega 3 and do not eat fish.

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Servings Prep Time
people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Here are the details...
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat a saucepan to a high heat and pour in the quinoa. Within a minute it should start popping. Stir until it has stopped popping and take it off the heat and pour into a glass jar until cool.
  2. Whilst the quinoa pops are cooling, de-seed the pomegranate and remove the white pith.
  3. Pour the quinoa pops into a breakfast bowl and top with pomegrante seeds, flax seeds and pistachios and then add some milk. Drizzle on a little honey to sweeten.
Recipe Notes

If you or your child has diffculties digesting the quinoa or if you want to make the taste even better, then soak the quinoa grains in some water for an hour or so, and then rinse, drain and pop as per the instructions above.

If you do not have time to make your own popped quinoa then you can buy it from your local health food shop or online. We like BioFair.

You can also swap the quinoa for porridge oats or buckwheat flakes.

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