Quinoa porridge

When I need something sustaining and warming for breakfast,  I make myself this awesome porridge which provides instant nourishment. The addition of apple and cinnamon makes this porridge taste YUM.

What it’s good for

Technically quinoa is not a grain but a relative of green leafy vegetables like spinach. It’s gluten free and has a low GI of 53, +  it’s  a complete protein which means that it contains a good serving of all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for repair.

The omega 3 fatty acids contained in the flaxseeds help protect the body against damage from infection and can also help fight against cholesterol.

Apples are high fiber and low GI and add a lovely natural sweetness so you don’t need to add sugar.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk your choice – coconut, almond, rice
  •  1 1/2 cups  pre-cooked quinoa (cook a big batch & freeze in portion sizes)
  • 1 handful of fruit of choice – frozen cherries, diced pear, grated apple, banana
  • ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed) or LSA (linseed, sunflower seed, almonds) (optional)

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a pot and warm for about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy.