Sweet Quinoa Porridge to Start Your Day

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Here’s a different option to have a delicious and healthy breakfast. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy quinoa and if you haven’t try quinoa, here are several reasons for you to add it in your diet.  

Let’s go over Quinoa

Most of the time people don’t know what to answer when they ask “is it a grain or a seed?” and the answer is that it’s a seed that has become progressively popular among people as it has a great number of nutrients and it’s gluten-free.

Also, quinoa is high in fiber compared with other plant foods and as you may know, fiber is incredibly important for our health, it helps the foods to end up in your colon, where it feeds friendly guts bacteria, which lead to various health benefits. 

But back to the topic, there are nine amino acids called “essentials”, our body doesn’t produce them by itself, but if you eat foods with all nine essential amino acids, you’re consuming complete protein. 

Quinoa contains sufficient amount of essential amino acids which make it a great source of protein and it’s a great option for vegetarian or vegan people, it’s just a matter of being creative and combine it with other foods, it’s so yummy!

Normally, people consume quinoa in savoury dishes but I want you to try this sweet porridge that will lead a great start on your day. 

You’ll need: 

  • Cooked Quinoa. (You prepare quinoa as rice, for 1 cup of quinoa, two of water. I don’t add salt or oil so its flavour remains neutral. I recommend to wash quinoa before cooking)
  • Vegetable Milk
  • Almond butter
  • Fruits
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

Put in a pot 1/2 cup of vegetable milk, coconut or almonds and add 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa. Let it heat approximately 1 min. Then add your fruits, whatever you have in your fridge, I chose strawberries and added some pumpkin seeds that I had, and finally, add the almond butter.

Enjoy!

Sweet Quinoa Porridge to Start Your Day
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