Scrummy Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge Recipe – Comfort brekkie :)

I fancied something a bit different for brekkie this morning as I’ve been slightly overdosing on the homemade granola lately! I’ve had a real hankering for quinoa too so I thought I’d sort out both issues in one fell swoop and make some yummy quinoa porridge. It’s very simple and very delicious! If you don’t like cinnamon just leave it out ­čÖé


1/2 cup Quinoa

1 cup coconut/almond/soya milk (I used coconut milk today because I happened to have it!)

1/2 tsp coconut oil (not essential but adds a nice smoothness)

1 tbsp nut butter (again, not essential but adds flavour and smoothness) – I used almond butter today

1 tso Cinnamon

Toppings of your choice (I used nuts, dried fruit, coconut and apple compote)

Drizzle of date syrup / sweet freedom if desired


Put the quinoa and milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add in the cinnamon and put a lid on it and simmer gently for 10 – 15 minutes (until the quinoa has absorbed the liquid and is tender – add more milk if necessary). Half way through stir in the coconut oil and nut butter. Once the quinoa is tender spoon into a bowl. This amount will do one large portion or two small ones. It keeps in the fridge for a few days so you can save some if you want ( I confess, I ate it all!).

Add your desired toppings. I added a dollop of apple compote, toasted almonds and pistachios, dessicated coconut and some dried mixed berries (goji, blueberry, cranberry and golden raisins). Finally add a drizzle of date syrup if you like. Then enjoy! ­čÖé This will definitely set you up for the day! Healthy and filling and absolutely scrummy ­čÖé



Breakfast of kings, queens and gym bunnies!

It’s freezing outside and I was feeling a little sorry for myself this morning. So I thought what better way to kick start my day than with the breakfast to beat all breakfasts!


Spelt porridge oats cooked with water, a tablespoon of cashew butter and a scoop of Pure Protein Powder, with some stewed apple (unsweetened) and natural Co Yo. Then I sprinkled a mix of chopped roasted nuts, linseed and desiccated coconut on the top with some Acai berry, and finally a drizzle of date syrup. Omg! ­čÖé