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Quinoa Porridge

02 November 2012
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An absolutely delicious gluten-free porridge option! Quinoa is a pseudograin which means it is a seed and not a grain. It is gluten free and a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. It’s a super food for a reason! It’s also super quick, easy and versitile. Cook up a large batch of quinoa and use the leftovers for breakfast – simply reheat the quinoa and start with step 2.


Serves: 1

  • 1/2 cup quinoa – thoroughly rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut cream (optional, but so yummy)
  • 1 tsp. shredded coconut
  • 1 chopped date (optional)
  • 1/2 chopped banana or pear
  • Handful of chopped walnuts/almonds
  • Big shake of cinnamon



  1. Boil quinoa in a saucepan of water for about 10 minutes – you will see the grain start to open. Most of the water evaporates so you don’t need to drain it.
  2. While in the saucepan, add the coconut cream, date, banana and cinnamon and stir.
  3. Transfer the porridge into a bowl.
  4. Get creative with toppings! Try Greek or coconut yoghurt, figs, cinnamon, homemade granola, berries, more shredded coconut – so many options.


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