If you are looking for a delectable breakfast or dessert option, this Chia Quinoa Porridge is perfect for you. Quinoa is a superfood that can be easily used in sweet and savory dishes. This grain is loaded with protein and fiber which are excellent for nutritious meals!
Further, everyone knows that chia seeds are the seeds from the chia plant belonging to the mint family – Lamiaceae, native to central & southern Mexico and Guatemala. The taste of these seeds does not match with its family rather they are bland and don’t have any taste at all! It comes in both black and white varieties.
The white ones called Salba have about 20% more nutrients in comparison to the other type (black).
Cooked quinoa – 1 cup
Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
Almond milk – 1.5 cup
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Nutmeg – 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
Natural vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
A handful of fresh fruits & nuts
1. Place a pot on medium-high heat and add cooked quinoa, chia seeds, almond milk, natural vanilla, coconut oil, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for approx 10-15 mins.
2. Serve and top with almonds, sliced banana, blueberries, and cinnamon.
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