Pink Porridge

Miss 2 is currently obsessed with anything pink! This is actually a breakfast that her Daddy makes for her most mornings..it’s a wee bit cute so I thought I’d share the idea.  It really is as simple as make your porridge (whether you use oats, rice or quinoa) and pour over a smoothie and top with whatever nuts, seeds, coconut& fruits you like.  The recipe below is for the pink porridge pictured.

You will need- Porridge ingredients: 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (we use white quinoa as it cooks quicker than the red and black quinoa but any colour will do), 1/2 cup of water to prepare quinoa, 1 T chia seeds, 1/4 cup water to soak chia seeds in. Smoothie ingredients: 1/4 cup raspberries, slice of beetroot, 1T coconut cream, 1 t tahini, 1/2 cup almond milk. Topping ingredients: 1/2 t chia seeds, 4x chopped pistachio nuts, 2 T coconut flakes, 1/8 t freeze dried raspberry powder, 5x goji berries (pre-soaked for 5 mins in boiling water).

Place chia seeds and water in a cup and stir.  leave to sit for 15 mins.  While chia seeds are sitting to form a gel, prepare quinoa as per packet directions.  Once quinoa is ready, stir in the chia seeds& water.  Place quinoa/chia porridge base into bowl.  Make smoothie in Blender by blending all smoothie ingredients until well blended and smooth.  Pour smoothie over quinoa and chia and top with the above toppings.

This is not only Maggie’s favourite but also her Dad’s latest favourite too.  If your child is game enough- Try making green porridge by adding spinach and spirulina to the smoothie, or add a tablespoon of raw cacao and 1/2 banana to the smoothie for chocolate porridge that’s a total hit but FULL of nutrients. As we are often time-pressed, I tend to cook up a big batch of quinoa and leave in the fridge so in the mornings we just need to make the smoothie and combine the two in the bowl.

xx.  Aunty Lonnie

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