This quick-and-easy porridge is a great alternative to oatmeal, and it packs in a lot of protein. If you have leftover quinoa, re-heat it with milk and continue to Step 2. For a non-dairy... version, you can substitute soy, coconut, or almond milk. Feel free to use any topping you’d like.
Bring quinoa, water, milk, and cardamom pods to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add in the frozen blueberries and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the liquid is mostly absorbed.
Stir in honey and cinnamon. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Add more milk if you prefer a milkier porridge, discard the cardamom pods and serve with toasted almonds.
This can be made the evening before and quickly heated up with a couple tablespoons extra of milk in the morning, or even eaten cold — just hold off on the almonds until you are ready to eat.
If you have leftover quinoa, omit the water and heat up the quinoa with the milk.
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