I admit it.
I am a quinoa porridge virgin.
For years, I have started my day with a glass of warm water with fresh squeezed
Then I ate a variety of fresh organic fruit as well as green tea for breakfast.
Sometimes I also made a “superfood” green smoothie and had that as part two of my
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of hearty, delicious-looking quinoa porridge photos
and recipes– but up until recently I had never tasted quinoa porridge.
Last month, I popped into my local Organic Avenue and while browsing their
appetizing array of healthy, raw and vegan delights, I spied a small jar marked
Quinoa Berry Porridge.
Here was my chance to try it at last, and I was so glad I did.
Sweet, rich, hearty, creamy and so so satisfying–I was hooked!
How had I missed out on this healthy, deliciousness for so long!
I went back to Organic Avenue again and again to buy my newest addiction.
Quinoa porridge is a great way to increase our intake of plant-based protein and
other valuable nutrients at breakfast, so I finally decided to experiment with making
it at home.
Here is my spin on quinoa porridge using organic red quinoa which tastes a bit
heavier and heartier than golden quinoa–making it perfect for my kind of porridge.
Nutty Coconut Raisin Quinoa Porridge
Makes 3 servings
1/2 cup organic red quinoa
1/4 teaspoon ground organic cinnamon
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons organic shredded coconut
8 organic brazil nuts (sliced and presoaked)
4 tablespoons sunflower seeds (presoaked)
4 tablespoons raisins (presoaked)
2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Optional toppings: Goji berries, banana slices, fresh berries
Heat a saucepan over medium heat and measure in the quinoa.
Season with cinnamon and cook until toasted, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
Pour in the almond milk, water, vanilla and stir in the brown sugar and salt.
Bring to a boil.
Add in the shredded coconut, raisins, seeds and nuts, then cook over low heat until
the porridge is thick and grains are tender, about 15 minutes.
Add more water if needed if the liquid has dried up before it finishes cooking.
Stir occasionally, especially at the end, to prevent burning.
Divide porridge into serving bowls.
Top with goji berries, banana slices, fresh berries or more shredded coconut, if desired.
It’s your turn…
Have you made quinoa porridge?
What ingredients do you like to add to your porridge?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.