Breakfast

Charlottes Berry Quinoa Porridge

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!

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Here’s the recipe:

2 tbsp quinoa flakes
250ml almond milk
2 tbsp soy yoghurt
1 cup of berries
Your choice of toppings

Directions:
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!

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2 replies »

  1. Hey Charlotte, I follow you on Instagram and you are such a motivation!! I have tried quinoa flakes before and found it not to taste very nice at all. I did not heat up the flakes with the berries though or use yoghurt so I’m excited to give your recipe a try!
    One question, can I use Greek yoghurt instead of soy? Does it make a difference? Thank you.

    • Oh they taste so much better warmed up and cooked like regular oatmeal! 🙂 you could try Greek yoghurt or natural yogurt also and I am sure you would achieve the same result, enjoy! X

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