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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.