Healthy start 4 - quinoa porridge

Much as I love oats, it is sometimes nice to have a change. 

Quinoa is not a grain but a seed like buckwheat and like buckwheat, quinoa is also gluten free so great if you have a gluten intolerance. Quinoa is recognised as a 'superfood', a complete protein that also provides fibre, vitamins such as the B vitamins and vitamin E, minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron and a little omega 3.  It also has a low GI meaning it releases slowly into the blood keeping hunger pangs at bay until lunch!

Quinoa porridge
Serves 2 

100g quinoa
350ml unsweetened soya milk
pinch cinnamon
stevia to taste
150ml water
top with fruit such as berries, sliced apple or pear, chopped dried figs
chopped nuts or flaked almonds (optional)

Rinse the quinoa and soak in the milk and water overnight. 

Next morning add the cinnamon, bring to the boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes.

Enjoy with fruit of your choice and nuts if you wish.

An alternative way to serve would be to place the quinoa porridge in a mould and let it go cold. Turn out the mixture and serve with fruit. This could also be served as a pudding similar to the French rice condè.

'Healthy start 2-Choc fruit and nut granola 'clusters' (no added sugar)'-

Janet x

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