Quinoa flake and chia seed porridge with strawberry and rhubarb compote
This quinoa porridge with chia seeds is a great oat porridge alternative and the strawberry and rhubarb compote is just devine!. We love this breakfast and often have it 2 or 3 times a week.
Quinoa and chia seeds are both super-foods, they have large nutritional profiles, are full of antioxidants and can even help balance your blood sugar. So having both together means the health benefits of this dish are off the scale
With rhubarb coming into season it’s ideal to use this great vegetable (yep, it’s a vegetable). Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Local Strawberries this time of year juicy and delicious and are also another super-food so that brings the super-food count up to 3 in this dish.
Get making this now to fill your tummy full of goodness
Strawberry and Rhubarb compote
Serves 2 (keeps in the fridge for up to a week)
1 cup (250g) strawberries , cut is smaller pieces if large
1/2 cup (125g) rhubarb, cut in small peices
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp water
half a lemon (small squeeze)
Quinoa flakes & chia seed porridge
serves 1 person
1/3 cup (30 g) quinoa flakes
3 tbsp chia seeds
2/3 cup (160 mls) water
1/3 cup (80 mls) almond milk or lactose free milk
a tiny pinch of salt (optional)Start by making the compote as you can make the porridge whilst the compote is cooling.
In a medium pan stir the water, maple syrup and squeeze in a little bit of lemon juice from half a lemon. Bring to boil and then simmer for a couple of minutes over low heat.
Add the rhubarb and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes or until soft. Stir occasionally
Add the strawberries and simmer on low heat for a further 3-5 minutes or until soft.
Set aside to cool
Taste and add the vanilla essence if desired
Combine the quinoa flakes, chia seeds, water and milk and a tiny pinch of sea salt together in a small saucepan, gently bring to a simmer
Cook for 5-10 minutes until the quinoa flakes are tender
Serve in bowls with the compote and if you like some cold almond/lactos free milk. Now, that’s a yummy tummy friends breakfast.