For many who love having porridge inside the morning you will love this quinoa porridge. I’ve used quinoa flakes for this goal as these are literally quick to arrange dinner – they solely take a couple of minutes! The inspiration for this recipe obtained right here from the e-book Superfood Kitchen, by Julie Morris. There was a recipe inside the e-book for a scorching quinoa bowl which I tried nonetheless then I decided to make my very personal mannequin of it as properly.
I bought quinoa flakes from Holland and Barrett nonetheless you can probably uncover them cheaper someplace else do you have to retailer spherical.
Quinoa is an effective provide of protein and the one I bought accommodates 11g of protein per 100g. It’s actually thought-about an entire protein, which suggests it accommodates all 10 amino acids your physique needs. It’s moreover naturally gluten-free and accommodates a lot of minerals harking back to manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.
For many who look at quinoa to porridge oats, the first distinction is the protein content material materials and the usual. Quinoa offers additional protein per 100g and porridge oats current solely a lot of the necessary amino acids (they don’t seem to be an entire protein). Every quinoa and oatmeal current properly being benefits so I wouldn’t say one is finest than the other.
The quinoa bowl I made is a whole vitamin and mineral bomb! The banana is non-compulsory, I merely added it as I needed to make use of it. For many who don’t have a raw cacao powder you should utilize cocoa as a substitute, nevertheless it absolutely must be sugar-free and it’s a must to solely barely bit as a result of it has a stronger flavour than cacao. I make the most of pure cacao powder which I bought on Amazon (there are fully completely different producers to pick from, merely make certain that it’s pure).
The cacao powder is extreme in antioxidants and is an effective provide of iron and magnesium.
After together with some cacao powder to quinoa porridge, I moreover added somewhat little bit of cinnamon which will also be rich in antioxidants however moreover accommodates calcium. See what completely different minerals and dietary nutritional vitamins it accommodates here.
The date syrup which I added to the meal is rich in manganese, magnesium and potassium. I bought it in Asda for £2 when it was on provide, nonetheless the provision is accomplished now, sadly. Should you want to buy it check on-line for any gives.
So, over to the recipe now…
Blueberry & Cacao Quinoa Bowl
Protein-rich quinoa bowl, extreme in antioxidants, magnesium and completely different minerals.
- 4 tbsp quinoa flakes
- a handful of blueberries (I used frozen ones)
- half banana (non-compulsory)
- 2-3 brazil nuts (chopped)
- a drizzle of date syrup (might use maple syrup as a substitute)
- a pinch of sea salt (brings the entire flavours out)
- 100 ml of water (if additional liquid is required add some plant based totally milk harking back to almond or coconut)
- half tbsp organic cacao powder or half tsp cocoa powder
- half tsp cinnamon
Add water and quinoa flakes to the small saucepan and produce to a boil.
Add salt and mix collectively. Put together dinner on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Flip off the heat and let it leisure for a few minutes, add additional liquid if compulsory.
As quickly as cooked add to a bowl, add cacao powder and cinnamon and mix the whole thing collectively.
Add blueberries on prime and the rest of the substances.
Finish off by drizzling the meal with some date syrup.