If your looking to add more protein to your diet try swapping your morning porridge oats for quinoa. It’s higher in protein and contains a full amino acid complex making it great for people who follow a plant based diet or vegan way of life. I’ve found soy milk complements the nutty taste of quinoa but you could try hemp or rice milk too. It does take quite a bit longer to cook than conventional oats and you really need to leave around 30 minutes to make this. Of course you can always make a big batch and reheat through the week for a quick morning breakfast.
This recipe should make 2 large portions.
1 cup of quinoa
3 cups of soy milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of your favorite nut butter
A few handfuls of your favorite berries
1 banana, sliced
Put the cup of quinoa with 2 cups of soy milk, chia seeds and a teaspoon of cinnamon in a pan and bring to the boil. Let it gently simmer for 5 minuets with the lid on. After take it off the heat and let it stand for 20 mins to absorb the milk.
Once the quinoa has absorbed the soy milk, mix it with a fork to make it fluffy.
Serve in a bowl with the rest of the soy milk , berries and nut butter.