This is a protein packed version of traditional porridge oats which will satisfy your appetite and helps keep you feeling energised for long after. I’ve added in my favourite spice, cinnamon for extra flavour and turmeric for it’s amazing anti-inflammatory/antioxident benefits (& beautiful colour!).
Good to prepare in advance, quinoa porridge keeps well (sealed in an airtight container) in the fridge for up to 3 days and can be eaten hot or cold. Use any plant-based milks and any of your favourite spices for variation in flavour.
Ingredients – Serves 2
100g of quinoa
500ml of coconut, hazelnut, cashew, rice milk etc (your choice)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried turmeric
1 tbsp Agave (3.5 syns), PPB Powdered Peanut Butter with Stevia (1.5 syns) or Stevia (syn free or 0.5 syns check app)
1. Rinse the quinoa well under cold running water.
2. Add to a saucepan together with half the milk and turn on the heat. Simmer gently for 10 minutes with the lid on. Add the remaining milk and agave or sweetener and simmer for another 5 minutes. Take off the heat and leave in the saucepan to cool slightly and thicken.
3. Serve on it’s own or with a combination of fresh fruits, yoghurt & seeds.
Slimming World – Use the milk as part of your daily healthy extra A choice or syn for the portion size used. Remember if you add any extras, such as sweetners, yoghurt, seeds etc. you will need to count for these also. Check your Slimming World Food Optimising Book or the app for current syn values.
You can even make this without milk, use water for a syn free option and stir in some yoghurt after cooking.