Thursday, November 3, 2011

Crock Pot Porridge with QUINOA

One of my favorite breakfast foods is Oatmeal, and Tosca Reno has a fabulous recipe for "Crock Pot Porridge" in her Eat Clean Diet Cookbook. I revamped it a little and use Quinoa as one of the grains. Its a perfect protein as it contains all 9 amino acids that are required for the body as building blocks for the muscles. This is referred to as a complete protein. Quinoa is so wonderful as it is full of fiber, antioxidants, and magnesium. 

  • 1/2 cup of cracked wheat
  • 1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup of rye flakes
  • 1/2 cup of organic quinoa (rinsed, to remove the bitter coating)
  • 1/4 cup of wheat germ
  • 6 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup of organic apricots
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dates
  • 2 tblsp pure vanilla
  • pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon
Place ALL ingredients in a 3 quart or greater crock pot. Stir well, and cover.

Set on lowest setting, cook overnight or for at least 4-5  hours.

Spoon into cereal bowls and serve with a splash of milk and agave nectar for some added sweetness!!

This porridge recipe makes for about 8 servings.

I made it this week, and pre-packaged each serving in a container to re-heat for 8 mornings!! Breakfast made easy!!! :)


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