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December 6, 2014

Coconut & Vanilla Quinoa Porridge. {Recipe}

Coconut Quinoia Porridge

Cool mornings always call for a nourishing way to start the day.

This quinoa porridge is a great way to warm your tummy and start your day, feeling energized and inspired.

Rolled quinoa is gluten free and can be cooked the same way as regular oats. You can also use a combination of rolled quinoa, millet or amaranth. I use store bought coconut milk for the this recipe but you can also make your own!

Use any toppings you like and any fruit that is in season—blueberries, peaches, goji berries, pecans, golden linseeds or dried apricots all work well too!

Ingredients.

1 cup of quinoa flakes/rolled quinoa

¼  cup of water

3/4 cup of coconut milk

5 drops of vanilla flavour liquid stevia (you can use coconut nectar or honey also)

½ a teaspoon of cinnamon

½ a teaspoon of coconut oil

Toppings of my choice.

¼  an Orange

5  strawberries

2 tablespoons of flaked coconut

2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons of sultanas

2 tablespoons of flaked almonds

2 tablespoons of cashews

In a small saucepan combine the quinoa flakes with the water and half of the coconut milk. Stir on a medium to high heat and as the liquid absorbs add the rest of the coconut milk. Cook for three minutes or so, stirring gently.

Add the stevia, cinnamon and coconut oil and continue to cook for another minute or so. You can add more liquid or more quinoa flakes until you reach your own desired consistency.

Pour into a bowl and arrange your toppings. Enjoy!


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Author: Heather Sayers Lehman

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: flickr

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Jonathan Craig Jan 1, 2015 10:38pm

Thanks for the recipe. Love stevia, will definitely try this one out!

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Kelly Fielding is an aspiring writer, a raw food chef and a passionate yogi, practicing and teaching in the style of Ishta Yoga. A lover of travel and culture, this gypsy poet calls Byron Bay home, a place abounding in natural beauty, spectacular sunsets and endless inspiration. An eternal optimist, Kelly is passionate about community, vegetarianism and all things environmentally friendly and sustainable. The spirit of Bhakti inspires her creative flow, whether that be through making jewelry creating a new yoga practice, serving beautiful, nourishing food or collecting natures treasures for her alter. When she is not traveling the world or making raw wedding cakes in the kitchen, you can find her strolling through farmers markets in the sunshine, dancing barefoot in the rain or etching spirals and dreams into the sand.