Chai Quinoa Porridge

It’s cold outside and warm porridge is the perfect way to warm your morning! Quinoa is a gluten-free nutritional powerhouse. It is often called a ‘grain’ but it is actually a seed and is pronounced keen-wah – just in case you go asking for it and they look at you like you are a twit for pronouncing it how it’s spelt πŸ™‚ Quinoa is a complete protein source containing 9 essential amino acids and is particularly high in Lysine which is responsible for healthy tissue growth and repair (if have a coldsore- get lots of Lysine into you! Read more about this here ). Quinoa is also a great source of magnesium, is low in fat and is a lower carbohydrate solution to grains.

1 cup quinoa- rinsed in cold water
2 cups milk- coconut, almond, soy or dairy
2 heaped teaspoons chai tea or 2 chai teabags
1 tbs pure maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped dates

In a saucepan, add milk and warm over a low heat. Once milk is warm place 2 chai tea bags or loose leaf holder of chai into the saucepan to infuse the milk. Allow to infuse over the low heat for 5 minutes then remove tea leaves/bag. Add quinoa and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 10 minutes uncovered. Add dates and maple syrup and continue to sir and simmer for about another 5 minutes. Cover with a lid and allow to stand without heat on for 5-10 more minutes. I served mine with some toasted seeds and coconut but some yoghurt would be nice too.

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5 thoughts on “Chai Quinoa Porridge

  1. Eileen says:

    I was googling to see what recipe I could find for quinoa porridge and came across your blog.This looks yum! I’m about to make some and might do dates and sultanas as well….and yes…it is cold here so this is definitely a healthy comfort food. πŸ™‚

    Stay well, Eileen.

  2. Thanks Eileen! Hope it turned out well for you! Dates and sultana would be delicious…. Or dried fig and pistachio πŸ˜‰

  3. Courtney says:

    Is this made with quinoa flakes or seeds?

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