In Round Steamer, add quinoa, protein blend, and milk. Stir well to combine. Microwave, uncovered, on high 6 min. Stir; microwave an additional 5–6 min. Remove from microwave. There will still be liquid in the steamer, but it will have thickened. Remove from microwave. Stir, then let sit 5 min to allow quinoa to absorb more liquid.
Meanwhile, thinly slice apple. In a small bowl, stir yogurt with dip mix.
Divide quinoa between four bowls. Thin out with more milk, if desired. Top with apple slices, yogurt, whole food topper, and maple syrup, if desired.
Per serving: Calories 350, Fat 7 g (Saturated 1.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 220 mg, Carbohydrate 48 g (Fiber 6 g, Sugars 14 g), Protein 25 g.
If you have time, rinse and drain quinoa before cooking. This will help remove saponin, a natural coating, which can make quinoa taste bitter.
Don’t cover the quinoa with a lid as it cooks in the microwave; it will create too much steam and may spill over the sides of the steamer.
Soy milk is comparable to dairy milk in terms of protein content. If using another milk such as almond, rice, or cashew, serve with 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt.