Really easy breakfast porridge recipes….


Quinoa PorridgeHealthy Quinoa PorridgeMillet Porridge

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is high in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, Vitamin E and fibre.  It is gluten free and can be used in the same way as rice and couscous.  It’s great to include in both sweet or savoury recipes.

Quinoa Porridge – serves 2 

Place half a cup of rinsed quinoa (I’ve used tri-coloured quinoa in this picture) into a small saucepan with 1 cup of milk of your choice & 1/2 cup of water.  I generally use almond, rice or coconut milk.  Simmer for 12-15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. If the liquid is absorbed too quickly, add some extra water or milk.  After 12-15 minutes the mixture should be light and fluffy and the quinoa soft to eat.

To add sweetness add a pinch of stevia or some maple or rice malt syrup.

Add a sprinkling of nuts and seeds and any of the following to add more nutrients and delicious flavours.

  • Cinnamon
  • Goji berries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut flakes
  • A dollop of coconut cream or natural yoghurt.

Millet Porridge1Millet

Millet is another gluten free grain which is alkalising, high in protein, magnesium, iron, B vitamins and fibre.  It is cooked in a similar way to Quinoa by adding one part millet to 3 parts liquid.

Millet Porridge – serves 2 

I use millet flakes for my porridge as they make a really nice porridge consistency.  Add 1/2 cup of rinsed millet flakes to 1 cup of your choice of milk and 1/2 cup of water.  I generally use almond, rice or coconut milk.  Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Cook as per the instructions on the packet (generally about 15-20 minutes, adding more water/milk if needed).  When cooked the flakes should be a porridge consistency and soft.

Add a sprinkling of nuts and seeds and any of the following to add more nutrients and delicious flavours.

  • Goji berries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut flakes

Enjoy!


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