Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wa’) is a super grain which is a brilliant wheat free alternative. There are several health benefits of Quinoa. Some of these include:
-It’s very high in fibre.
-It’s Gluten Free, so perfect for anyone with Gluten intolerances.
-It’s very high in protein and contains all the essential amino acids that we need.
-It contains iron.
The great thing about it is that there are several ways to cook it. Usually, I have it as a side dish with some protein and vegetables. However, today I tried something different and had it as a porridge.
To make this filling high protein breakfast, you will need:
-1 Cup of Quinoa
-1 1/2 Cups of Coconut Milk
-1 Tablespoon of Honey
– Heat a saucepan over a medium heat.
-Throughly rinse your quinoa and then pour it into a pan.
-Pour your milk into the pan and leave it to boil for about 15 to 20 minutes.
– Quinoa should be thick and the grains should be tender.
-If the quinoa is too thick, add a bit more milk or water until you get your desired consistency.
-Pour quinoa into a bowl and then mix in your honey.
-Add your desired toppings.
In this instance, I used Blueberries, Raspberries, Dessicated Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds and Chai Seeds.