Dark Chocolate and Almond Quinoa Porridge – A delicious and healthy breakfast option, packed with protein and antioxidants. A perfect vegan, gluten-free, high fibre breakfast.
This week has been one of THOSE weeks. You know how it goes, one thing falls on top the other and it feels like you are never going to catch up. I have been trying to balance so many things and the more I try to give each separate thing my full attention the more I feel like I am drowning. I must say, it does feel good to be busy. Whenever I am overwhelmed and jam packed, I always try to take a minute to be grateful that I have so much on my plate. I see it as a sign of success I suppose. Nonetheless, it is exhausting to feel that way, and for me my comfort is alway food. This week it is this absolutely decadently scrumptious Dark Chocolate and Almond Quinoa Porridge. I start my day with this bowl of goodness and I feel like I can take on the world. Who would’ve thought, quinoa for breakfast right? But it is so delicious (I seriously need to find a few more adjectives) and incredibly filling and oh so good for you.
I love having quinoa for lunch because it gives you that delicious starchy feeling like rice or pasta, but it is actually pretty much only protein. It is even naturally gluten-free. So starting your day off with a bowl of Quinoa is pretty much the ideal breakfast, it is packed with antioxidants and amino acids, it is high in fibre, low GI and gluten free. What more could you ask from breakfast? Well you could probably ask for a little chocolate and maybe some nuts… and well here you have it THEE most perfect breakfast on the planet.
Dark Chocolate and Almond Quinoa Porridge is something I like to make ahead. I cook it the night before, and make enough for a day or three. Leave it in the fridge, heat it up a little in the morning, add some extra almond milk and add a few toppings. The toppings are what ever you want them to be, for this Dark Chocolate and Almond Quinoa Porridge I added a some coconut shavings, a few hazelnuts and of course a few pieces of dark chocolate. YUM!