Start your day with this warm bowl of Spinach Quinoa Porridge packed with nutrition. This easy to make breakfast is satisfying, protein loaded and keeps you full longer.
This vegan quinoa porridge is packed with superfoods and is made in one pot. Its like blending a green smoothie and combining it with cooked quinoa.
So simple and easy yet delectable. It has the right amount of sweetness and is so delicious.
I am a fan of smoothie bowl and my favorite is arugula quinoa smoothie bowl. However, this time i wanted to make a warm porridge for a bit more satisfaction especially in the cold weather.
My recent favorite millet porridge is a must try.
Its cozy, soul-nourishing and is packed with good ingredients.
Oats v/s Quinoa
oats is a complex carbohydrate with lots of fiber in it. However, quinoa id a complete protein and have the same fiber as oats. Though oats are fewer in calories but quinoa has more minerals than oats.
So, overall both are good depending on your nutrition requirement.
I would recommend to alternate between oats and quinoa to get the benefits of both the grains.
Now, Let get into this spinach quinoa porridge recipe.
Ingredients for easy quinoa porridge
unsweetetend almond milk
So, all you need in 6 ingredients to enjoy this healthy vegan porridge.
quinoa – regular quinoa works well here. But just cook it a little softer for the nice porridge like texture.
spinach – I used baby spinach because its smoother in taste.
unsweetened almond milk – even though any dairy free milk can be used here I preferred almond milk to keep it lighter and low in calories.
dates – this is a natural sweetener with many health benefits. This also falls under the whole food category.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Spinach Quinoa Porridge
Firstly, I combined water, quinoa and salt in a saucepan and turn it on at a high flame.
In the meanwhile, I combined spinach, almond milk and dates in a blender and blend it smooth.
Next, as soon as quinoa started to cook and liquid started to absorb, I poured the blended green smoothie and stir nicely.
Then, I Let it cook at medium – high flame until most of the liquid was absorbed.
I turned it off and immediately dug into it.
Then, I served it to my husband and he completely loved it and finished his bowl.
I was simply amazed and very happy with this warm breakfast and satisfied for a long time.
This in turn helped me to make the right choices of food throughout the day.
This tastes best when served immediately. However, refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for 2-3 days. Warm it up on a stove by adding very little milk to get the desired consistency.
yes, its packed with complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats along with fiber.
Regular quinoa works best.
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Spinach Quinoa Porridge
- Combine water, quinoa and salt in a saucepan. Stir and turn it on at high flame.
- In the meanwhile, in a blender combine spinach, almond milk and dates and blend smooth like smoothie.
- Once quinoa begins to cook and the liquid is getting absorbed, pour the blended spinach into quinoa and cook in the medium to high flame until quinoa is cooked very well and your desired consistency is reached.
- Serve the porridge in your choice of bowl and garnish with your choice of fruits, nuts and hemp/chia seeds and enjoy it warm.