Forever Nuts is one of DAVIDsTEA’s most popular teas, and it’s not a secret as to why: it’s a chunky mix of apples, almonds, cinnamon, and beets, so it tastes like apple pie and it’s a beautiful pink colour when you brew it!
We often get customers in the store asking if they can eat the tea bits, and the answer is YES! I know of people who have infused the tea in butter and baked with it, people who put it over their granola and oatmeal in the morning, and I’m sure there are tons more great ways to use this tasty treat out there.
I decided to use Forever Nuts in a more unconventional way: I’m on a big quinoa kick these days, and I wanted to find a way to enjoy the grain for breakfast. As I was perusing my tea collection this morning, it hit me — why not put some Forever Nuts in the water the quinoa is cooking in?!
So I did! And it was amazing! What an easy way to flavour quinoa in a breakfast-friendly way… I added a drizzle of real Canadian maple syrup and a good dose of almond milk to the end result and it was absolutely outstanding. This would make a great mid-afternoon snack as well.
Forever Nuts Breakfast Quinoa
for one person
1/3 cup dry quinoa
3 tsp Forever Nuts tea
maple syrup to taste
1/4 cup almond, soy, or skim milk
1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small pot. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the quinoa. Stir and cover. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
2. After 5 minutes, add the Forever Nuts to the quinoa, stir, and cover again for another 10-15 minutes, or until grains are tender and water is fully absorbed.
3. Transfer into a bowl, add the milk, and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy steaming hot!