Looking for a different porridge option? Something as comforting as regular oatmeal but with a little extra protein and good nutrients? I got you.
I’m an eternal breakfast and especially oatmeal lover. Oats have been my go-to brekkie for so long and I eat them every morning with various toppings, such as fresh or frozen berries and fruits. This time I wanted to try a little different variation and cooked the oats with quinoa. As quinoa is the ‘superfood’ giving you all the 9 essential amino-acids to build up proteins in your body. That magic, grain-like, seed contains also a good amount of calcium and iron. I’d say the perfect power boost to your regular oatmeal, especially if enjoyed pre or post workout.
Vanilla Quinoa Oatmeal
(makes 2 servings)
1 cup water
⅓ cup quinoa
½ cup almond mylk (substitute to any other plant mylk)
½ cup rolled oats
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
+ optional: 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
In a pot bring the water to boil. Rinse the quinoa with cold water and transfer to the pot with boiling water. Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes, occasionally stir.
Add the almond milk, rolled oats, vanilla extract and salt. Stir well to combine and let simmer for additional 5-10 minutes. Add more almond mylk if the porridge is getting too thick or you like a runnier structure. Serve with lots of fresh fruit or berries and enjoy!
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Ella is a plant-based foodie and recipe maker. Studying medical biochemistry and clinical nutrition in the university of Eastern Finland, health and whole-body wellness is close to her heart. Hoping to inspire people to make healthier food choices, she’s sharing vegan-friendly and gluten free recipes on her website. When not cooking or studying, you can find Ella from a yoga class, running in the nature, exploring the home forests or travelling the world in search of inspiration. Learn more about Ella at EllasExperimentalKitchen.wordpress.com