Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can be extremely beneficial for those suffering from diseases involving inflammation and more commonly, cold and flus. Turmeric can also assist with digestion, weight loss and is even great for improving insulin activity and blood sugar levels, which is exactly why its perfect to combine with dates and pear in a porridge.
The spices help to keep us fuller longer while the sweetness from the fruit and dates is natural, minimal and high in fiber (which also contributes to preventing that dreaded insulin spike!).
Quinoa is our favourite superfood and a great alternative to rice, but also oats, which is perfectttttt for the porridge lovers with gluten intolerances!
So all in all, the ingredients add up to be an almighty healthy combination + the flavour is just divine. There is no way you can over eat this porridge and its satisfying to keep you rolling all morning!
– 1/4 cup quinoa
– 1.5 cup almond milk
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– 1/4 cup zucchini
– 1/2 pear
– 1/4 dates
– 1 tsp each of ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, turmeric and cinnamon
Simmer all ingredients until quinoa is cooked (when the tails of the grain are separated from the seed)
Serve with some crunchy toppings like nuts, coconut chips or raw buckwheat kernal