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Quinoa Porridge

December 19, 2016

 This warming recipe is a great high protein version of your classic oatmeal. It's a superfood breakfast that will jumpstart your morning and keep you full longer- it's packed with complex carbohydrates rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium and iron. Quinoa is one of the few grains that is actually a complete protein. It's super versatile and delicious, which makes it a convenient grain to have around the house. 

 

 

QUINOA PORRIDGE

 

Prep time:    5 min                      Cook time:   6 min                      Total time:  11 min

Makes 1-2 servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

½ cup quinoa, cooked

¼-1/2 cup hazelnut milk or coconut milk

1 tbsp blueberries

1/2 banana, sliced

¼ cup hemp seeds

¼ cup walnuts

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cardamom

½ tsp nutmeg

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

1.  Pre-cook quinoa the night before.

2.  In the morning, heat up quinoa with milk in a pan.

3.  Remove pan from heat and stir in spices, berries, bananas, walnuts, and hemp seeds.

4.  Serve warm and enjoy!

 

 

TIPS

  • You can pre-make the quinoa in a large batch to have enough for both breakfast porridge, savory dishes and salads.

  • Try using amaranth or black rice in this recipe and/or switch up the fruits for new variations

  • Use cacao, a touch of maple syrup and chia seeds for a chocolate chia quinoa porridge or dessert

 

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