Winter is still here! We already have over an inch of snow on the ground and schools, work, and classes have been cancelled so we can all stay safe and warm.
Quinoa makes an excellent breakfast, providing protein for an energized morning. Cardamom helps to enhance digestion and is used in Ayurvedic medicine to lift the spirits, reduce pain, restore vitality and induce a calm, meditative state of mind.
Enjoy this warming, delicious, and healthy breakfast to fuel you for shoveling or a winter walk!
Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
1. Rinse quinoa well in a fine mesh strainer to remove the waxy coating.
2. Combine quinoa, almond milk, and cardamom in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the grains pop open.
3. Fluff with a fork, add the blueberries, cover, and let sit for about 5 minutes (until heated through).
4. Top with almonds, drizzle maple syrup and enjoy!
Recipe tip: You can use leftover cooked quinoa in this recipe. Combine 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup almond milk, a pinch of cardamom, and the blueberries and heat over medium for 5 minutes. Then top with the almonds and maple syrup.
Substitutions: This is a flexible recipe that you can adjust to your taste! Walnuts or pecans can be used in place of the almonds and any seasonal fruit can be substituted for blueberries. If you don't have cardamom on hand you can use cinnamon instead.