Quinoa Porridge with Roasted Fresh Figs and Mixed Berries
What better way to start the day on a chilly winter’s morning than with a bowl of delicious and healthy porridge.
This meal will give a slow release of energy throughout the morning helping to maintain your concentration, focus and optimise energy production.
For two servings:
50g porridge oats
100ml milk of your choice
50g cooked quinoa
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Fresh figs – quartered and oven roasted (I used 1 fig per serving)
Handful of fresh mixed berries for each serving
1 teaspoon of pomegranate seeds for each serving
Honey to your taste
Place the porridge oats and milk in a small non-stick pan and slowly bring to a gentle simmer.
Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the cooked quinoa and stir in thoroughly until thick and creamy, adding more milk if required. Add the grated nutmeg.
Pour into 2 serving bowls and top with the warm roasted figs, mixed berries and a few pomegranate seeds.
Drizzle with honey to taste.
Oats are a good source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They are rich in B vitamins needed for energy production.
Quinoa is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids.
Figs are high in fibre and contain good levels of calcium and potassium – both important minerals for bone health.
Fresh berries are colourful superfoods! They contain high levels of antiaging antioxidants including ellagic acid, they support the immune system, have excellent anti-inflammatory properties and are protective against heart disease.