If you fancy something a little different for brekkie then this is definitely for you. It’s totally detox friendly and absolutely delicious.
I’ve been slightly overdosing on the homemade granola lately! I’ve had a real hankering for quinoa too so I thought I’d sort out both issues in one fell swoop and make some yummy quinoa porridge. It’s very simple and very delicious! If you don’t like cinnamon just leave it out.
1/2 cup Quinoa
1 cup coconut/almond/soya milk (I used coconut milk today because I happened to have it!)
1/2 tsp coconut oil (not essential but adds a nice smoothness)
1 tbsp nut butter (again, not essential but adds flavour and smoothness) – I used almond butter today
1 tsp Cinnamon
Toppings of your choice (I used nuts, dried fruit, coconut and apple compote)
A drizzle of date syrup / sweet freedom if desired
Put the quinoa and milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add in the cinnamon and put a lid on it and simmer gently for 10 – 15 minutes (until the quinoa has absorbed the liquid and is tender – add more milk if necessary). Halfway through stir in the coconut oil and nut butter. Once the quinoa is tender spoon into a bowl. This amount will do one large portion or two small ones. It keeps in the fridge for a few days so you can save some if you want ( I confess, I ate it all!).
Add your desired toppings. I added a dollop of apple compote, toasted almonds and pistachios, desiccated coconut and some dried mixed berries (goji, blueberry, cranberry and golden raisins). Finally, add a drizzle of date syrup if you like. This will definitely set you up for the day!