Spiced Quinoa & Date Porridge

Spiced Quinoa & Date Porridge
This porridge is a favourite for winter – not just for its warmth but for its warming and immunity boosting flavours. The spices of the porridge are Middle Eastern inspired and boast their own medicinal properties.

Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can be extremely beneficial for those suffering from diseases involving inflammation and more commonly, cold and flus. Turmeric can also assist with digestion, weight loss and is even great for improving insulin activity and blood sugar levels, which is exactly why its perfect to combine with dates and pear in a porridge.

The spices help to keep us fuller longer while the sweetness from the fruit and dates is natural, minimal and high in fiber (which also contributes to preventing that dreaded insulin spike!).

Quinoa is our favourite superfood and a great alternative to rice, but also oats, which is perfectttttt for the porridge lovers with gluten intolerances!

So all in all, the ingredients add up to be an almighty healthy combination + the flavour is just divine. There is no way you can over eat this porridge and its satisfying to keep you rolling all morning! I presented this dish at my recent presentations for Westfield Garden City’s Market Day! Myself and My Food Religion present every month and show off our favourite recipes and ingredients from the local retailers. You can come watch, learn and taste recipes just like this porridge! Other recipes we have so far shown include Choc Avo Mouse, Paleo Pad Thai, Eggplant & Zucchini Fritters, Gluten Free Pesto Pasta + there is plenty more to come! So we will see you next month, stay tuned for details!

Spiced Quinoa & Date Porridge


– 1/4 cup quinoa

– 1.5 cup almond milk

– 1 tbsp chia seeds

– 1/4 cup zucchini

– 1/2 pear

– 1/4 dates

– 1 tsp each of ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, turmeric and cinnamon


Simmer all ingredients until quinoa is cooked (when the tails of the grain are separated from the seed)

Serve with some crunchy toppings like nuts, coconut chips or raw buckwheat kernals!

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