Quinoa flakes are a great gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan breakfast idea. They are made from pressed quinoa—no more, no less. You get all the healthy benefits of quinoa with a more familiar breakfast texture and a quicker cooking time.
While you may enjoy whole grain quinoa for savory lunches and dinners, you might prefer quinoa flakes for a quick breakfast with a bit of fruit or maple syrup for sweetness. You could also add hemp protein powder or hemp seeds for even more protein in the morning.
Nutritional Value of Quinoa Flakes
Quinoa flakes are naturally very low in calories, very low in fat, and cholesterol-free. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein (especially for vegetarians and vegans) and dietary fibers. A 1/3 cup serving of dry quinoa flakes provides about 130 calories and just 2 grams of fat, with zero cholesterol. Quinoa flakes also provide a healthy amount of dietary fiber, with about 2.5 grams per 1/3 cup, and 4.3 grams of protein.