This highly nutritious breakfast is perfect for a cold winters morning. Quiona is packed with protein and fibre to help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. Quinoa is also a great gluten-free alternative to oats. This tasty porridge contains zinc-rich sunflower seeds for healthy immune function, almonds which are a good source of calcium for strong bones, and probiotics found in yoghurt for good digestion. Apples are an excellent source of pectin and fibre which helps keep you regular and helps protect you from bowel cancer.
1 ½ cup quinoa
1 ½ cup organic milk (cow’s, soy, almond, rice)
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 red delicious apple
1 Tbs slivered almonds
1 Tbs sunflower seeds
1 Tbs sultanas (or cranberries)
¼ cup water
2 tsp raw honey (if desired)
Spoonful natural yoghurt
Rinse quinoa well to remove bitter coating. Heat a saucepan over a medium heat and add quinoa, 1 cup milk, and cinnamon and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Peel and dice apple then add to porridge. Add almonds, sunflower seeds, sultanas and the rest of the milk. Cook for a further 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add some of the water if the porridge looks dry. Stir through honey and serve with a spoonful of yoghurt. Pour over a little extra milk if desired.
This porridge is delicious made with other fruits too such as banana of pear, and a variety of nuts and seeds.