Kick-start your day and your metabolism with this easy and delicious porridge


  • ¾ Cup Quinoa, rinsed & drained
  • 375 ml low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Combine quinoa with 500ml water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of milk and the other ingredients and cook for another 10 minutes. Then stir in the remaining milk and serve.

If you’re in a rush pre-cook this porridge and make a bigger batch to last a few days. Then all you need to do in the morning is re-heat the porridge, and perhaps just add your favourite fruit, a bit of cinnamon or some seeds.

Published on April 4, 2014