Here’s one way to spice up the traditional oatmeal breakfast, swap it for Quinoa add in some Chia and raspberry and chamomile for a super healthy and hearty start to the day. Another delicious recipe from our friends at My Wholefood Romance.
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup strong chamomile tea (if using loose flowers, brew 1/2 tbs in 3/4 cup water, or if using tea bags use 2 tea bags in 1/2 cup water. Allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes before using)
1/2-1 tsp ground cinnamon
A good pinch of cardamom
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice if desired
1 star anise (optional)
1 inch peel of orange zest (optional)
1 tbs chia seeds, pistachios, raspberries etc and yoghurt or coconut yoghurt for topping.
Rinse the quinoa well and place into a small saucepan with the strained chamomile tea and coconut milk. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, sweetener, orange zest and star anise if using, cover, and simmer on low for around 12 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove the orange zest and star anise, and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with yoghurt/coconut yoghurt, chia, nuts and seeds of your choice, and extra chamomile ‘dust’ for added tummy love!
This amount should serve 2 people, so either you can share, or be well prepared for the next day. It will also keep airtight in the fridge for 3-4 days, and can also be frozen.
So there you have a delicious, nourishing and therapeutic breakfast – how lovely! x