As mentioned in the previous post, I've been making a conscious effort to cut back on sugar. In order to satisfy my taste buds, I have to get creative and experiment with other flavor profiles. Eating this porridge was like floating on a cloud, so dreamy. The coconut milk thickened and created this 'creamy' bowl of heaven. The cinnamon and nutmeg added a warmness, while the quinoa, oats, and almond/coconut butter added a nutty flavor profile, all together it was perfection.
Fiber filled and protein packed, this porridge bowl will leave you feeling satisfied, enlightened, and will get rid of your mid-morning stomach growling.
'Creamy' Coconut Quinoa & Oat Porridge
Servings: 1 bowl
1/4 cup of organic quinoa
1/4 cup of quick oats
1/4 cup of unsweetened organic shredded coconut
1 cup of homemade coconut milk (or store bought)
1/4 cup of water (you can add more later if it needs it)
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
Few dashes of nutmeg
1/8 tsp of salt
1 Tbsp of almond or coconut butter
1 Tbsp of coconut oil
1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract
*Feel free to top this dreamy bowl with more dreamy and superfood toppings like chia/flax seeds, granola (I topped mine with my coconut granola) and drizzle with some macadamia oil (or maple syrup if you really need sweetener).
In a small pot over the stove, combine all ingredients (except toppings), give a quick stir, and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat down to med/low and let simmer until it thickens and quinoa is fully cooked - about 5-10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
Pour into a small bowl and finish with your choice of toppings.
I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.