Pause // Play // Oatless Porridge

We decided to change up the breakfast options on the last Pause // Play // Escape and the result was this 'wake you up and keep you going, protein packed porridge with not an oat in sight'. It proved to be a popular part of the breakfast smorgasboard so we think we'll experiment with some variations on it for the next escape but here's the original recipe for the purists :)


quinoa porridge

Quantities serves 2 - 3

1 cup cooked quinoa*
1 ¼ cup coconut milk
2 tbsp unsweetened dessicated coconut
1 tbsp (ish) chia seeds (we flung a few more in for good measure)
Some maple syrup (sorry to be vague about the quantity but if you like it sweet, make it a good glug and if you don't keep it light) 
1 teaspoon of good vanilla extract
A pinch of sea salt

Fruit and sprinkles of choice, we used strawberries, bananas, nuts and seeds but you can use what you like. Some of the Pause // Players added a scoop of greek yoghurt and some honey for extra sweetness ;)

*Cook quinoa to instructions in all water or part water, part milk of choice if you want a creamier version.

Put cooked quinoa and all other ingredients except sprinkles in a big bowl, jar or receptacle of choice and put in the fridge overnight.

In the morning before your morning stretch or contemplation time take the porridge out of the fridge so it's not super cold and once you are done meditating, downward dogging, dancing around the kitchen to the radio, sprinkle with your topping of choice and enjoy with a nice cup o' rosie lee :)

The porridge will keep in the fridge for a few days if you made a big batch.