5 Minute Breakfast: Healthy Quinoa Porridge with Berry Coulis

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I am often late and in a rush. Terrible habit! I know! So I am always looking for quick and healthy breakfasts to get me on my way. I am one of those people who cannot function or leave the house in the morning if I don’t eat something. So, I thought I would share a 5 minute, super easy and super healthy breakfast recipe.

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Frozen mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon of silvered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of pepitas or sunflower seeds
  • Maple syrup or honey to drizzle
  • Chia Seeds (optional)

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Preparation:

Combine Quinoa flakes and almond milk in a small saucepan. Cook for 3 minutes on the stove on a medium heat until the porridge starts to thicken.

Meanwhile, defrost frozen berries. I usually just put them in a ramekin and in the microwave for about 1 minute. Once the frozen berries have defrosted they become moist and release a lot of juice, which becomes your berry coulis.

Once the porridge is cooked, spoon it into a bowl. Dress the porridge by spooning the berry coulis over the top. Sprinkle the almonds, pepitas and chia seeds. Finish with a light drizzle of maple syrup or honey. Voila, ready to serve and eat!

Tips:

* You can use regular Quinoa for this recipe too, but I prefer Quinoa Flakes as it has a very smooth porridge-like consistency and it cooks up really quickly if you are time-poor .

* Switch up the variety of nuts & fruit to create different and new flavour combinations. I also like to use pistachios, flakes almonds and poached pears.

* To make this recipe even lighter, you could cook the Quinoa on just water or use a 50/50 combination of  almond milk and water. For Quinoa flakes, use 1 part Quinoa flakes for 2 parts liquid.

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Let me know if you give this a try!
Bon appetit,
Alice

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