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Eat Well, Live Well – Quinoa Porridge with Golden Milk


Quinoa Porridge with Golden Milk

A favorite warming drink combined with fluffy cooked quinoa becomes a delicious way to start the day. Served hot or at room temperature, this slightly sweet creamy porridge is nourishing for any day of the year, especially when topped with antioxidant-rich fresh berries. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits are great for those with a compromised immune system. Use organic ingredients whenever possible.


1 1/3 cups cooked quinoa

1 cup 1% milk or Almond Milk

Pinch of sea salt

2 tablespoons cranberries

3 dates, pitted and chopped

1 teaspoon ginger root, freshly grated

1/2 teaspoon turmeric root, freshly grated

1 cup apple, grated

1/3 cup fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons almonds, dry toasted and sliced

Plain Greek yogurt for serving (optional)


  1. In a small sauce pot over a medium high flame, add the quinoa, the milk, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to mix. Add the cranberries, dates, the grated ginger root and the turmeric. Stir again. Bring to a boil, cover and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 5-8 minutes stirring occasionally. For a thicker porridge, crack the lid to let the steam out. 
  2. Stir in the grated apple. Mix in well. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes more. Add the blueberries and stir to mix. Cover, turn off the heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes while you toast the nuts.
  3. To dry toast the nuts: heat a small heavy frying pan over a medium high flame. Add the nuts and cook shaking until they are a light golden color – about 2-3 minutes. As soon as they are pale gold, turn off the flame as there will be enough heat left to finish the toasting.
  4. Serve the porridge in bowls with sprinkled with nuts and either with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt if using, or with extra cold milk poured over it.