Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge

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If you want a super filling breakfast, this is the perfect thing for you. I had a bowl of it and felt stuffed. It’s also a great use of any leftover cooked quinoa.

I used to make quinoa porridge before using soy milk, and if you want something a bit lighter, you can sub the coconut milk with soy milk. Since I’m striving to live more zero waste though, I opted for the coconut milk as I could buy mature coconut meat to turn into coconut meat without any trash. But I’m going to try making rice milk soon, so that’s pretty exciting!

For now though, I’ll share this recipes with you. I personally love carrot cake, so this was an instant win for me. Quinoa + Carrots + Coconut Milk = Heaven!

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Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge

Good for 3-4 People

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1-2 Cups Coconut Milk (or preferred non-dairy milk)
  • 3-4 Tbs Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Chia Seeds

Instructions:

  1. Place the quinoa, cinnamon, water, carrots, chia seeds, and coconut sugar into the pan and cook on medium-low.
  2. Once you need more liquid, add the coconut water in 1/2 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Top with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.
  4. Serve, share, and Enjoy!

Feel free to sub the coconut milk for another non-dairy alternative, or lessen the coconut milk and increase the water if you aren’t used to eating too much fat. The coconut milk is very fatty, so just adjust according to your preference.

I hope you get to try this recipe for yourself! If you do, please do tag me with #THPnourish and let me know how you like it.

 

Peace and Love,

Mirabai

Matcha Chia Pudding and Chocolate Nice Cream

Breakfast, Dessert, Nourish, recipes

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So I’m back in Manila which means I’m back in the Traffic Capital of the Philippines, but it also means I am back in my kitchen. So what do I make for my sister and I? Something with matcha and some cacao.

This was my deliciously earthy bowl of goodness and it was everything I needed. It was also full of antioxidants and just packed with nutrients.

Matcha chia pudding is one of my favorites, and with chia pudding you can easily make it the night before and let is soak overnight. It’s a perfect thing to make to take on the go.

Matcha Chia Pudding

  • 2 Chia Seeds
  • 2/3 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Spirulina Powder
  • 1/2 Tbs Coconut Sugar

Mix everything in a jar and let soak for 4 hours.

Chocolate Nice Cream

  • 2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
  • 8 Medium Frozen Bananas
  • 3 Tbs Almond Milk

Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Place the nice cream in a bowl, pour over some of the matcha chia pudding and melt some chocolate with a tsp of coconut oil and splatter on top. Also sprinkled some pumpkin seeds to stay with the color scheme.

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