quinoa porridge


Recipe: Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

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(per serving) 402kcal / 10 P / 58 C / 12 F

So you want a sweet breakfast, but aren’t sure how to get one with a little bit of protein in it? Let’s make some quinoa porridge! Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein - a really beneficial addition for anyone who is on a plant based diet.


  • 150g (5oz) rinsed quinoa

  • 200mL (half can) light coconut milk

  • 1 green apple

  • 1/2 sachet stevia

  • Cinnamon (to taste)

  • Nutmeg (to taste)

  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

  • (optional - not included in macros) Pecans


  1. Cut up green apple

  2. Put saucepan on lowest heat and add coconut milk, quinoa, nutmeg, and vanilla extract

  3. Cook and stir until the quinoa has absorbed the coconut milk (this will take about 15mins)

  4. After the quinoa has been cooking for around 5 mins heat up a non-stick pan and add chopped green apple, 1/2 sachet of stevia and your preferred amount of cinnamon

  5. Stir the apple frequently

  6. Remove quinoa and apple from the stove at the same time (quinoa should’ve cooked for around 15, apple for around 10)

  7. Serve together and optional, serve with honey and pecans


Recipe: Poached Pear Quinoa Porridge

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(per 1 serving) APPROX 380 cals / 5 protein / 64 carbs / 14 fat


Ingredients (poached pear)

  • 2 bosc pears

  • 4 cups cool water

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2g (2 sachets) stevia

Ingredients (quinoa porridge)

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 4 cups light coconut milk

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



  1. You will need 2 saucepans, saucepan 1 = pear saucepan, saucepan 2 = quinoa saucepan.

  2. Place 4 cups of cool water, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon into pear saucepan and bring to the boil

  3. Peel 2 bosc pears, place into the pear saucepan and turn the water down, allow these to simmer for approximately 30 mins (check on them regularly to make sure they are cooking evenly).

  4. Rinse and drain your quinoa

  5. In saucepan 2 place all quinoa porridge ingredients, bring to the boil, and then turn down the temperature to let quinoa mixture simmer (with lid off) for 25-30 mins, stirring every 3-5 mins.

  6. The quinoa mixture will thicken

  7. Check pears are soft and remove from the liquid, slice in half

  8. Remove quinoa from the heat and serve