This week has seen the start of my detox with an aim to loose a bit of weight. You can read why in my Time To Loose Weight post. The detox has meant that I have had to cut out a lot of my usual foods.
Yesterday I had a breakfast of fruit but today I felt that I needed something a bit more filling to start the day. I looked at what carbs I could have and thought that quinoa would make a great porridge style breakfast.
Quinoa is a "super food" which has got a high protein content. It also contains great levels of iron, fibre, magnesium, phosphorus and is also a source of calcium!
My quinoa porridge was so deliciously healthy I will be making this from now on as my breakfast.
This is what I did...
3tbsp quinoa grain
90mls milk substitute to taste, I used coconut milk
Fruit to taste
1 - Place the quinoa grain in a sift and rinse with cold water
2 - Place the water in a pan to boil
3 - When the water has reached boiling point add the quinoa grains, cover and simmer for 20 minutes
4 - After 20 minutes remove from the heat and leave for 10 minutes
5 - Break up the grains with a fork and place in a bowl
6 - Pour over the milk, this can either be warm or cold milk
7 - Add your chosen fruit, I used blackberries, and serve
This is a delicious breakfast which is both filling and good for you. You will find that this breakfast is all made using "allowed" foods if you are following the Juice Plus diet. If you are following Slimming World the quinoa is a "free food" and the milk substitute can be counted as you healthy extra.
I am sharing this recipe with:
Honest Mum - Tasty Tuesdays
A Mummy Too - Recipe of the Week