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Recipes: Quinoa Porridge

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Look out, steel-cut oats!  There’s a new kid on the block, and she’s packed with protein.  Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is my new favorite grain.  Each serving of this porridge contains 11.5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber and, with the addition of flax seed, your full RDA of omega 3’s.  I have mine with a cup of soy milk, which adds another 7 grams of protein.  (Still wondering where vegetarians get their protein?)

Quinoa Porridge

(One serving)

1 c. water

1/3 c. quinoa (well rinsed)

Pinch of salt

1 peeled, chopped apple

1 t. cinnamon

2 T. ground flax seed

Fruit for garnish

Boil water in saucepan. Add pinch of salt and quinoa and bring back to a boil.  Turn heat down and add chopped apple and cinnamon.  Let simmer for about 7 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid.  (You may need to add a bit of water, if it gets too dry before the quinoa is soft).  Stir in ground flax seed, scoop into a bowl and garnish with berries, additional cinnamon or a drizzle of agave syrup.

Now go work out!  You’ve got tons of protein for muscle-building!

4 responses »

  1. I love quinoa and have been thinking they would be great for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. Super excited about this recipe!!! Loved the “that’s where I get my protein.” comment. Such a comment I’m very accustomed to hearing from friends and family. Thanks for having a blog. It’s great 😉

  3. i don’t enjoy the word porridge. You should really only use this word if you’re reading a fairy tale about bears. just my thoughts.


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