Healthy Chia Quinoa Porridge!

If you are looking for a delectable breakfast or dessert option, this Chia Quinoa Porridge is perfect for you. Quinoa is a superfood which 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 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). So get ready to enjoy this one as breakfast after a morning workout to repair the exhausted muscles and load yourself with proteins –

INGREDIENTS

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

Handful of fresh fruits & nuts

METHOD

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.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Serves 2-3

Nutrition in 1 cup – 290 calories, 14.5g fat, 31.6g carbs, 9g proteins, 3.4g sugar

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