Recipe Vanilla Chai Quinoa Porridge

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This morning, a frosty dew has settled on the window pane but the light is warm and soothing. 

One of my favourite things to do as part of my mindful morning ritual is to prepare my breakfast, slowly, with intention - letting the beginning of the day seep in gradually. On mornings like these, I love waking up to a wholesome, warming bowl of Spiced Vanilla Quinoa Porridge to go with my tea. 

For today's recipe, I have decided to use quinoa. Quinoa is a complex grain and makes a protein rich, nourishing alternative to the conventional cereals. My quinoa porridge has a few extra ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to bring in some added flavour too.

Cinnamon is known to be a preventive for the common cold and nutmeg has antibacterial properties which makes these two a perfect combination for cold winter mornings. 

I used rice milk and coconut yoghurt in this recipe to keep things dairy free. You can also use almond milk instead to give it a creamier texture. 

For the topping, I added my favourite super foods such as chia seeds, an excellent source for omega 3 and fibre. The line up also includes goji berries, blueberries and cacao nibs which are packed with anti-oxidants.


Vanilla Chai Quinoa Porridge

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Features

  • Time : 15 minutes
  • Portions : 1 serving
  • Benefits : Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Ingredients

The Quinoa

  • 1/2 cup quinoa 
  • 1 cup of rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond / cashew / brazil nut)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 drops of vanilla essence
I love the way the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and nut butter work together to create a delicious combination of spicy, creamy flavours.

I love the way the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and nut butter work together to create a delicious combination of spicy, creamy flavours.

The Topping

  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 dollop of coconut yoghurt
  • Handful of buckwheat cereal
  • Handful of frozen berries
These were just ingredients I had in my kitchen, so feel free to swap, mix in your own seeds, nuts and fruits to keep things interesting!

These were just ingredients I had in my kitchen, so feel free to swap, mix in your own seeds, nuts and fruits to keep things interesting!

Method

  1. Add the quinoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, nut butter, vanilla essence and the rice milk to a pot.
  2. Boil over a low heat for 10 minutes or until cooked, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place quinoa into a bowl.
  4. Cut the banana into slices and add it to the bowl.
  5. Put some gluten free buckwheat cereal over the top to add a textural crunchiness. You can use granola instead if you prefer. Then place a dollop of coconut yoghurt over the top.
  6. Sprinkle on the chia seeds, goji berries and frozen berries to finish it off.
Voila - Breakfast is served!

Voila - Breakfast is served!


It's a beautiful morning today! Enjoy your porridge whilst sipping a cup of tea slowly in the mornings.

Try also adding other things too like apples, almonds, shredded coconut, acai, dried mulberries or pumpkin seeds just to name a few.

What delicious breakfast do you love making in the morning? I would love to hear your thoughts on how you make your breakfast, mindfully joyful and delicious! Comment below!

Jo ChunYan - Intuition Coach & Graphic Designer

I'm Jo ChunYan. I am an Intuition Coach and Graphic Designer, currently enjoying a deeply soul nourishing experience in my spirit home, Japan. This sanctuary is devoted to cultivating CONSCIOUSNESS, CONNECTION & INTUITION.