Those of you who sometimes visit my blog know, that I love quinoa. This feeling results in the eternal search for new recipes. However I’ve never mentioned why I like it so much and it’s not just because of a lovely crunch that I feel while I bite it.
A friend told me that it contains an almost perfect balance of essential amino acids, and apparently it does. It is also a source of proteins, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins B and a vitamin E. I read somewhere that even NASA appreciate it and feed astronauts with it. It does not contain gluten and has a low glycemic index. Oh, and apparently it contains more calcium than milk. What’s there not to love?
The first time I’ve ever tried quinoa was over a year ago and since that day I try to make it as often as possible, each time in a different variation.
Today I’d like to present a typical breakfast version - quinoa porridge with plums and a syrup. I got a jar of plums in a syrup from my mother in law and this is how she made me a happy gal. I also have a couple of jars with raspberries and strawberries. I have no idea how to explain myself not to eat it all and save a bit for a winter period. And what’s much more difficult - how to hide it from Tomasz.
You will need:
- plums in syrup
It’s good to soak quinoa in a water for at least 15 minutes. Drain it, transfer into a pot, add on 1/2 cup of quinoa 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk (or just 1 cup of water) and bring it to a boil over a high heat. When it starts to boil reduce the heat to low and cook for another 30 minutes. When done, set aside for 5 minutes.
Serve it with plums and few spoons of syrup. After a breakfast like this one, your body will be very grateful :)