Superfood Protein Porridge
Before discovering smoothie bowls, porridge was my go-to OMS breakfast and still is during the cooler weather. It’s warming, nourishing and full of OMS friendly protein with oats, quinoa and amaranth.
If your busy and need a quick breakfast you can just use 1 cup of oats, but quinoa is great as it’s a complete protein which means it contains all 9 amino acids.
1 cup quinoa
1 cup amaranth
1/2 cup organic or gluten free oats
1/2 cup mixed berries
Almond Milk (optional)
Toppings (optional) - honey, burcha, chia seeds, fresh fruit
Prepare quinoa & amaranth first
Add to a pot 1 cup dry quinoa and 1 cup dry Amaranth, cover with boiling water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat off place a lid on the pot and leave to absorb.
When the quinoa/amaranth mix is absorbed, drain in a strainer. Use a fork to fluff the mixture. Leave for about 10-15 minutes to steam dry. Place mixture in a airtight container and store in the fridge.
to make porridge
Add to a pot
1/2 cup of gluten free or organic oats
1/2 cup of the pre cooked quinoa/amaranth mixture
1/2 cup of frozen berries or a handful of goji berries
Cover with water and turn the heat on medium. Stir porridge constantly and cook till mixture has thickened and reduced. If your mixture is too dry and needs more water you can add a splash or 2 more. If your mixture is too runny keep cooking till it reduces down and thickens. When ready pour into a bowl and serve. I usually top mine with any or all of these - fresh fruit, chia seeds, burcha, freeze dried berries, a good drizzle of honey. Stir through some almond milk to cool it down.