This dish is SO DARN GOOD! I cannot get over how amazing it tasted. Sweet but hearty, and a little nutty all at once. I am IN LOVE with this. Make it. You won’t be disappointed.
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. Truvia
1 cup quinoa: soak for 10 minutes first, then rinse in strainer.
2 cups pitted quartered cherries
2 tablespoons TOASTED sliced or slivered almonds (or nut of choice)
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 mashed up banana
Dash of cinnamon when served, and a dollop of pure maple syrup or agave if you wish.
Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, cover, reduce to a low simmer, and cook 15-25 minutes. Quinoa is done when most of the liquid is soaked up -much like cooking rice.
While milk is coming to a boil, toast almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant, which should only take a few minutes.
Remove quinoa from heat, add in mashed banana, and chia seeds. Stir. Depending on consistency you prefer, you may want to add a dash more of almond milk.
Top with almonds and cherries; cinnamon and syrup and serve warm!