Quinoa porridge


Alice Nicholls headshotThis warm and nourishing porridge by Alice Nicholls is the perfect thing to get you going on a cold winter morning

You’ll need:
1 cup almond/coconut milk or any milk  you like
½ cup quinoa (rinsed)
1 tbs organic maple or rice malt syrup (optional, can be
substituted with a couple of dates)
1 grated or finely diced apple
Pinch of cinnamon
2 tsp coconut oil
Dollop of coconut cream or yoghurt (optional)
Sunflower seeds (optional)

What to do:

  1. In small saucepan with the lid on bring the quinoa and milk to the boil
  2. Turn down to a simmer and add the cinnamon, organic maple or rice malt syrup, grated apple and coconut oil
  3. Add berries if you are having them
  4. Simmer for 12-15 mins or until liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa becomes see through
  5. Ready to serve

Add any of the following to your liking:
Roasted coconut, flaked almonds, chia seeds, goji berries, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, or sultanas (in the cooking process).

Recipe & image by Alice Nicholls – The Whole Daily www.thewholedaily.com.au


Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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