I’ve been drawn to these mango quinoa bakes this week because they’re fast and can be prepared the night before.
That, and there was a mango sale at Superstore over the weekend. Let’s just say I may have gone a little overboard on the stockpiling.
Bonus is, I’ve learned how to freeze multiple pounds of mango, perfect for smoothies – dice into cubes and scatter across a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer overnight, then transfer to a freezer safe bag.
What happens when you combine mango, quinoa flakes, egg, coconut, and chia?
You get a delicious, high fiber, high protein breakfast fit for champions.
Pair this with a dollop of nut butter, and you have yourself one mean workout recovery breakfast.
- ½ cup quinoa flakes
- ¼ cup mango puree [about ½ of a fresh mango]
- 1 egg *see note
- ¼ banana, diced
- 2 tablespoon dried papaya, chopped
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
- Prepare a 16oz. microwave safe dish by oiling with a dab of coconut oil. Set aside. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Press mixture into prepared dish and even out with fork.
- Microwave option: Place in the microwave and cook for 3½ minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when it rises slightly, is harder to the touch, and pulls away from the sides of the dish. Don’t bake it too long, or you’ll have a Frisbee!
- Oven option: Place in a preheated oven at 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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I have to start experimenting with savory quinoa flake bakes so I can justify having these babies for dinner too.
Not like that’s stopped me in the past ;)
Why all the breakfast preparation and fast [whole] foods? All I can say is…
TGIW [thank goodness it’s Wednesday]. What a crazy week! Although there’s still 3 working days until the weekend, I can’t help but have Friday on the brain.
I’m looking forward to:
- increasing my long run from 10km to 12km
- sleeping in on Sunday
- reviewing my notes from the GMO class I attended last night
- napping outside on the deck [in the shade]
- heading to the Farmer’s Market
I try to practice being thankful for each and every day instead of wishing away my work week as I have in the past. Looking forward to weekend activities andbeing thankful for the crazy, hectic work days gives me the best of both worlds.
[and enjoying tasty breakfast bakes doesn’t hurt either!]
Are you having a crazy week?
What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend?