After eating porridge made with oats for many years it left me feeling bloated as oats are sometimes difficult to digest. After looking for a substitute I came across quinoa flakes. I decided to experiment and I found that quinoa flakes work just as well to make delicious, creamy porridge! Perfect!
Here’s the recipe:
2 tbsp quinoa flakes
250ml almond milk
2 tbsp soy yoghurt
1 cup of berries
Your choice of toppings
Simmer the quinoa flakes together with the berries and almond milk until it has thickened. Add the yoghurt and stir until creamy.
Top with your favourite toppings. I like to top mine with berries, chia seeds, desiccated coconut, cacao nibs and maple syrup!
Why quinoa flakes?
Quinoa is actually a seed, as opposed to a grain. It is easy to digest and packed full of protein! It contains all 9 essential amino acids required by the body to help build muscles. Quinoa contains magnesium to stabilise blood pressure, fibre for easy digestion and antioxidants such as manganese and copper to help your body fight disease.
Quinoa flakes are also incredibly versatile so you can substitute them for oats in almost every recipe. A truly clean and super food!