I urge you to try out this recipe as it is so delicious and a really healthy breakfast option containing protein, antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fibre. Some may think that this sounds a slightly odd breakfast idea but, with its a fluffy, nutty texture combined with some fresh fruit, it makes for a really tasty breakfast alternative.
50 g flaked quinoa
325 ml almond milk (or milk of your choice)
Seeds of 1/4 vanilla pod or vanilla essence (optional)
10 g dried cranberries
25 g dried apricots, roughly chopped
15 g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt (optional)
Rinse and drain the quinoa. Place the quinoa in a pan with 300ml of milk and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
Turn off the heat, transfer the quinoa into a bowl and mix in the remaining 25 ml milk and vanilla (if using) until well combined.
Set aside until needed or keep in the fridge overnight if preparing for the next day.
Mix in the nuts and fruit and spoon the quinoa into a bowl (or mason jar if you are taking it to the office).
* Keep in the fridge and use within 3 days.