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Recipe: Quinoa porridge

- amazing breakfast

without the carbs

Time for porridge! Start your morning with this quinoa porridge filled with proteins filling you up and preparing you for the day ahead. Without loading yourself up on carbs and sugar. Great start to the day!


To those of you not familiar with quinoa and all its wonders: Quinoa is not a grain, but a seed that the countries around The Andes have been living of for the last 7000 years. The last five years quinoa has spread it’s fame to other parts of the world including Dubai. The increasing popularity is probably caused by several factors: First of all, quinoa seeds contain practically all essential amino acids. Secondly, quinoa has lots of protein and thirdly, quinoa is gluten free.


Have quinoa hot or cold, use it as a side dish, in a salad, soup or boil it into porridge. You can find quinoa in many different colours, but for this recipe I’ve used the classical yellow type, which possesses a mild taste.



Here is how you make one large serving of quinoa porridge:



1-decilitre quinoa

2-decilitre water

1-decilitre milk (you can use any kind that takes heating)

1-decilitre blue berries, fresh or frozen

Cinnamon to taste

Organic butter or coconut oil



- Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in cold water to get the high content of saponin down. Saponin is a group of naturally occurring substance found in some plants species creating ‘foam’ in the water when you boil the quinoa.

- Boil the quinoa in the water for 15 to 20 minutes

- Hereafter add the milk and cinnamon and let it simmer for 8-10 more minutes

- Add in blue berries and let boil for one minute before taking off the stove


Serve in large bowl and stir in butter or coconut oil.





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