Start your morning with a healthy refreshing Quinoa Porridge!
This recipe is full of fiber-rich nourishing fruits, it’s also gluten-free and non-dairy!
As you guys may already know, I’ve been eating clean for a while now, and that helped me get in better shape, be more healthy and feel great about myself! Quinoa porridge with fresh seasonal fruits is a great way to start your day. Sure, old fashioned classic oats are very healthy and delicious, but for a change, you have to try this recipe and trust me, you will absolutely LOVE it!
Quinoa is a seed and not a grain. There are 3 kinds of quinoa, Black, red, and yellowish white quinoa. The black quinoa is firm in texture and takes a longer time to cook, then there’s the red quinoa which is somewhat in between the black and the yellowish white quinoa but it’s also sort of crunchy, and white quinoa is the softest of these varieties and it also has the mildest flavour.
You can also find quinoa in other forms in stores, such as quinoa flour, quinoa flakes, and yeah quinoa pasta. Quinoa flour is great when it comes to baking, especially that it’s gluten-free.
More reasons why I love quinoa: It’s low in calories, aids with weight loss, a natural antioxidant, gluten-free, good for the heart, brain and bones! energy booster, helps with migraines, good for your skin, fights stress, prevents breast cancer, lowers blood pressure, treats diabetes, and it’s also good for your teeth! Do you need any more reasons to try this recipe? 🙂
Nutrition breakdown of Quinoa:
Protein: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8 g protein
Fiber: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 5 g fiber
Vitamins: B, E
Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Omega-3, Antioxidants.
1 cup of quinoa needs 2 cups of water and makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa.
- 300 grams Quinoa
- 250 ml almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Bring a pot of water to boil, then add the quinoa and cook until it's done or the water evaporated. Then add the almond milk and the vanilla and let it boil for a couple of minutes with stirring.
- Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup, and add berries/fruits, then sprinkle with almonds, and seeds.
If you'd like to add more milk or honey it's up to your preference. You can also use almond or rice milk if you prefer.