Quinoa – not your grandma’s oatmeal. This surprising little legume (no, not a grain) is incredibly versatile, nutrient dense, and making quite a splash on my breakfast table this fall! This superfood is a complete protein (meaning it has a full complement of amino acids), and full of vitamins and minerals. Usually used in soups, salads, as a substitute for rice, quinoa makes an excellent breakfast food.
Being intentional with any and all the details of daily life can drastically shift overall mood and physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health. Preparing a slightly exotic, incredibly nutritional, and tasty breakfast can go a long way in setting the tone for the day. Take time to nourish the body so that you nourish the overall being. This way the whole person can live their greatest potential every day! Try this delicious gem for yourself!
Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
3 cups quinoa (try different varieties!)
8 cups almond or coconut milk (any milk variety will do)
2 cups chopped nuts (cashews and almonds are a personal favorite)
2 cups dried, fresh, or a combination of fruit (we use raisins, cherries, mango, or whatever else we have in stock)
Pinch of salt
Raw, unfiltered honey
1. Heat 6 cups milk to a low boil. Cook quinoa in milk on medium-low heat. Quinoa cooks in a 2:1 ratio like most varieties or rice. Reserve 2 cups of milk.
2. Chop nuts and fruit to your liking.
3. When quinoa is cooked (you will see little ‘tails’ uncurl from the kernel), add the remaining milk, fruit and nuts and continue to cook at a low simmer until porridge is heated well.
4. Stir in a pinch of salt and honey to your desired tastes. Serve and sprinkle cinnamon as a tasty garnish. Enjoy!
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