I usually eat porridge for breakfast, mostly in winter, because it is easy to prepare and I find it is a cosy (I eat it still warm) nourishing, healthy and energetic way to start the day. Besides, I usually change the type of cereal to diversify the nutritional contribution to my diet. So I can prepare porridges of oat, quinoa, and buckwheat…
I also make different combinations of my breakfast porridges adding different seasonal fruits, dry fruits, seeds or sweeteners.
A lot of ingredients combinations and tips that I will share with you on the blog to customize your breakfast. Anyway you will find some ideas to create your own porridges at the end of this post. In fact, I showed you some of them on the Chia Pudding video recipe some weeks ago.
The porridge I will show you today is made with quinoa, so besides the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you will get from the fresh fruit, seeds or honey of this recipe, with the consumption of quinoa you will receive a big dose of protein, 3 and 6 oleic acid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and B and E vitamins.
Quinoa, considered a pseudocereal like amaranth and buckwheat, contain two times more fibre than most of the grains, it does not contain gluten and its digestion is really light.
Check the ideas I show you in the tips section to customize and adapt to your personal tastes and food necessities your porridges for breakfast.
1 cup quinoa (use the same measure that you choose for the liquid ingredients)
1 cup water
2 cups almond milk
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla essence
Measure the quinoa and rinse it well.
In a medium pan add water and milk and boil it during 35 min. At the end, put in 1 tsp of vanilla essence to add flavour.
Meanwhile cut fresh fruit into pieces and mash it well until get a purée.
In a bowl put the quinoa porridge, the fruits puree and sprinkle it with cinnamon, chia and hemps seeds and honey.
You can cook amounts of quinoa for more than one day because you can store it in the fridge for 3 days.
Instead of water you can also use natural fruit juice.
You can use season fruit but also the frozen fruit you like the most.
You can also choose your favourites seeds and dry fruits.
Finally, you can sweeten your porridge with honey, as I did, but also with dry figs, dates, almond or hazelnut butter.