Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Porridge for Biz

This past weekend I met up with Biz from My Bizzy Kitchen and a few of her blog readers. (Read about our day on her August 24 blog post.)   I mentioned to Biz that I've been making a quinoa porridge for breakfast, so I thought I would share the recipe here for everyone else as well.  I use quinoa because I want more protein so I stay full all morning.  It's working pretty well but occasionally I add some nuts or seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower seeds. 
  • 1 c. quinoa 
  • 1/2 c. buckwheat or any other grain/legume
  • 1/3 c. hemp seeds    
  • 1/4 c. ground flax seed
  • 3 Tb. chia seeds
  • 5 cups water
  • seasoning - couple tablespoons of cocoa powder, heavy sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.
I put everything in my small slow cooker (6 qt) and let it cook overnight.  In the morning I divide it up into 6 portions.  It makes large portions, which I love.  I typically add some fruit, lately it has been a couple of plums diced up. 
I really don't like the flavor of quinoa, so I prefer to cover it with a strong seasoning.  Cocoa powder is a good way to do that.  I've also tried adding red lentils, but it ends up too "bean-y".  Bleh.

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