I have the perfect recipe to share with you all. Quinoa porridge! A bowl of quinoa porridge is the perfect morning energiser. It’s delightfully nutritious containing a healthy amount of protein and fibre.
Quinoa is a flowering plant grown for it’s edible seeds. It’s considered a complete protein due to containing all nine essential amino acids. An average 100 g serving of quinoa contains 16 g of protein, making it a great plant based source.
Making the perfect quinoa porridge
Making quinoa porridge is a pretty quick process. I recommend keeping a closer eye on the quinoa for the last 5 – 10 minutes of it cooking as it absorbs liquid rapidly. Various brands absorb liquids differently and you’ll find that your quinoa porridge may be ready in less than the time I recommend.
You may also prefer you porridge to be softer. If that’s the case, add more milk (or water) towards the end and allow it to simmer for another 5 minutes.
Other than that the process is very similar to making oat porridge. I will be sharing an overnight quinoa recipe very soon. Maybe a dessert style recipe with chocolate? Years ago, I made a chocolate quinoa cake when I started changing my diet so I know that chocolate + quinoa definitely works.
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Energise your mornings with this high-protein, healthy breakfast.
- 85 g ( ⅓ Cup) White quinoa
- 300 ml (1 ¼ Cup) Water or Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
Add all of the ingredients into a pot and place on a medium for 15 minutes.
Stir porridge and place on the heat for another 10 more minutes till you reach your desired texture. (Add another 120ml of milk and place on the heat for another 5 minutes if you like your porridge very soft.)
Serve with nuts, blueberries, apples, cinnamon, and yogurt.