Quinoa Porridge Warming

Quinoa Porridge Warming | Mr Vitamins
In Diabetes Awareness Week here is a gluten free breakfast that will warm the soul. Not only is Quinoa gluten free, it is also high in protein containing all 8 essential amino acids needed to maintain bodily function. Quinoa is high in magnesium to help cope with stress and fibre to keep you regular. It also contains a high amount of iron, which helps oxygenate your blood and boost energy levels. With the added goodness of berries and nuts this is a low GI (Glycemic Index) antioxidant hit that will keep you full for hours and keep your blood sugar on an even keel. Quinoa is perfect for everyone including Diabetics!

Ingredients for Quinoa Porridge

  • ¾ cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Handful of nuts, berries or a few raisins
  • 1 cup of your choice of milk


  1. Cook Quinoa is rapid boiling water for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Once the water has been absorbed add the Chia seeds, Cinnamon and milk.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat stirring often.
  4. Top with nuts or seeds and another sprinkle of cinnamon.
How to stop the morning rush:
  • Cook Quinoa the night before
  • Put all the ingredients into the saucepan the night before so in the morning all you need to do is simmer
  • Wake up 5 minutes earlier so you do not have to rush in the morning
  • Most importantly relax; eating when stressed causes your body to produce stress hormones that stop the absorption of nutrients