Quinoa Porridge

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Ingredients

  • 1 serving of quinoa (40g dry)
  • 150ml Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop whey (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • Berries of choice

 

Method

  1. Rinse the Quinoa with cold water.
  2. Add the quinoa and almond milk to the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Whilst cooking chop up a banana and gather you berries.
  4. Add the berries and half the banana 5 minutes before removing from the heat.
  5. Then once cooked (It will thicken up) remove from the heat and add the optional protein powder.
  6. Finish by adding the rest of your banana and any other topping you like.

QUINOA

Quinoa has been called a ‘supergrain’ however this can be misleading as it’s a marketing term and not a scientific term. The benefits of quinoa are that it is a whole grain and is therefore a complex carbohydrate. Quinoa releases its energy slowly and keeps you fuller for longer. Quinoa also contains all of the essential amino acids, so it has a very impressive protein profile; you need to bare in mind though that these amino acids are in very small quantities so it is not a sufficient protein source alone. Other benefits of quinoa aee its rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre; quinoa is the wholegrain highest in potassium.


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