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Royal Danish Ballet Dancer Shelby Elsbree's Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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!

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