Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge

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Have you ever tried quinoa porridge?

It’s kind of like oatmeal – except it’s made with quinoa instead of oats.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has become a trendy health food over the last few years – and for good reason!

This seed (commonly referred to as a grain) is very high in plant-based protein, multiple minerals and vitamins.

I love eating quinoa – I love adding it to salads, using it to make sushi and often using it to replace rice… AND over the past few months I have started eating it for breakfast (quinoa porridge). Eating quinoa for breakfast is such a great way to get a healthy dose of protein in the morning!

Simmer a pot of quinoa on the stove with almond milk (or another milk), use cinnamon & natural vanilla to flavor it, sweeten it with a little pure maple syrup (or honey), add some delicious creaminess (and healthy fats) with a touch of coconut oil and nut butter – AND you’re left with a totally yummy, healthy breakfast!

This recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and is filled with healthy plant-based protein, good fats and good carbs.

I hope that you love making this recipe as much as I do! xo

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Ingredients:

-1/4 cup dry quinoa
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other milk of choice)
-1 tablespoon unsweetened nut butter
-1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder/ pure vanilla extract
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
-1 teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil

(serves 1)

Suggested Toppings:

-fresh strawberry slices
-blueberries
-raspberries
-banana slices
-fresh mango
-chopped walnut pieces
-chopped pecan nuts
-chopped almonds
-coconut flakes

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Instructions:

-rinse the dry quinoa in a sieve under running water
-bring the quinoa to a boil in a small pot with the almond milk and then let it simmer on a low heat for 15-20 minutes (without stirring)
-once the quinoa is fully cooked, remove the pot from the stove and stir in the coconut oil, nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon
-you can add extra milk to taste if you like
-serve hot in a bowl & top with fresh berries or fruit and chopped nuts (optional – see serving suggestions above)
-eat & enjoy every bite!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

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