A Fun Twist on Oatmeal

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Jennifer Stahl

Tired of eating the same old thing for breakfast every day? Try this simple but tasty recipe from Pointe's favorite dancer-chef, Shelby Elsbree of the Royal Danish Ballet. "I like to start my day with a 'breakfast of champions,' as my Dad likes to put it," says Elsbree. "Something that will keep me satisfied and energized for a full day of dancing."


Breakfast Quinoa



1/4 cup of quinoa

1/2 cup of milk (I prefer soy)

1 pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg

1 tablespoon of flaxseed and/or hemp seeds

1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

*Plus your choice of toppings (I love seasonal fruit, and a sprinkle of granola for extra crunch)



1. Combine quinoa, spices and milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cover for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is light and fluffy.

2. Place in a bowl, top with desired toppings, a drizzle of honey/syrup and enjoy!