Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Quinoa Porridge

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...

Quinoa Porridge


3tbsp quinoa grain
15tbsp water
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.

Enjoy x

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  1. I haven't "done" quinoa for a while. I'll have to give this a try... sounds tasty!

    Wishing you a lovely week.

    1. Thank you :-) it is really tasty as a sweet porridge x

  2. I have never made quinoa porridge although I love quinoa. I can't get over thinking of it with my curry!!!!

  3. I had not try quinoa before! I should try them out soon! #tastytuesday

  4. I love quinoa in salads, but have never had it as porridge. Great idea!

  5. I recently turned veggie and quinoa is definitely one of the foods I started to eat. Haven't tried porridge yet!

    1. It is a great way to have a porridge style breakfast with out the gluten or wheat x

  6. So inspiring, eaten it as a side dish but not as porridge but will now! I put on weight over the summer-9 lbs of it so have been trying my best to lose it-have lost some but more to go! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  7. Seen loads about quinoa recently, going to have to try it I think #tastytuesdays

    1. It is only recently that I have had it and it is lovely x


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