We have had the weirdest weather this past week, glorious sunshine then a day of heavy snow but still sunny. Anyway in honour of this sunshine here is a lovely sunny and healthy breakfast recipe for Green Tea And Quinoa Porridge. I know tht sounds a bit odd but I assure you it’s tasty and a great start to your day, so why not give it a try.
Keep breakfast easy
Breakfast recipes should always be easy, I mean who wants any sort of hassle first thing in the morning. The other thing about breakfast is to at least try to make it as healthy as possible. Oh I know a good fry-up can’t be beaten at the weekend, but during the week I like to make some sort of effort on the health stakes and this quick and easy green tea and quinoa porridge ticks the boxes nicely and looks so damn cute too!
I know this seems like sacrilege for us Scots to even contemplate porridge in any form except that made in the traditional way with the great oat, but I do like to mix things up a bit and have done an Seedy Nut Porridge and a Rice Porridge before now, so green tea and quinoa porridge isn’t really a step way too far.
For those more used to drinking their green tea from a cup I have dished up my porridge in said receptacle so you don’t feel too horrified at using it within a porridge mix.
When you are using quinoa in any recipe always make sure that you rinse it thoroughly. Pour it into a sieve and hold it under a running tap till water coming out the other side is completely clear. Un-rinsed quinoa can cause some folks to have tummy upsets.
This recipe is just for one portion so just double it up etc for more.
Milk of choice
I’ve used coconut milk in this recipe but you could use any milk you like, almond milk is really good for this one.
I’ve topped my green tea and quinoa porridge with some almonds, Greek yogurt, mixed berries and chia seeds. This is a seriously power packed breakkie!
So there’s a wee bit of sunshine at breakfast time, try it and let me know what you think.
- 1 green tea bag
- ¼ cup dry quinoa
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ½ cup coconut/almond milk
- yogurt and berries and almonds to serve
- Make the green tea with 1 cup of boiling water and infuse for 5 minutes before removing tea bag.
- Make up the quinoa following packet instructions but using the green tea as your liquid.
- Serve with the nut milk, yogurt, berries, almonds and chia seeds.