Alkaline Diet Recipe #157: Chai-Infused Vanilla Quinoa Porridge

Chai Spice Porridge with Quinoa
Article by ross

Hey guys

I’m back with a brand new, delicious alkaline breakfast recipe!

I know breakfasts are often the hardest to make both alkaline AND delicious, so I truly hope you love this one! Of course, if you don’t mind steamed broccoli every morning for your alkaline breakfast then you’re fine, but I know that’s about 1% of the population.

So here is my latest alkaline recipe to make breakfast yummy for you. I LOVE the chai flavours, so this is mouthwatering to me! Just thinking about it is getting me going!

Health Benefits of this Alkaline Breakfast

It’s also a rich source of alkaline protein, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory flavanoids, healthy omega 3s, alkaline minerals and more from the quinoa; anti-clotting and anti-microbial compounds in the cinnamon; antibacterial, heart healthy nutmeg; more anti-inflammatory action and alkaline minerals from the cloves AND lots of fibre all round!

What a start to the day, while also being filling, yummy and warming!

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Chai-Infused Vanilla Quinoa Porridge

Serves 2
Preparation Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dry quinoa (pref organic)
  • 2 cups of water (pref alkaline)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (or 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger or 1 inch piece of fresh root ginger finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (pref fresh grated)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream or milk (depending on how creamy you want it)
  • 1/2 lemon skin grated (or lime)
  • 1 vanilla bean pod or vanilla essence
  • Sprinkle (half a handful) of assorted nuts and seeds to your liking

Optional: coconut yoghurt
Optional: cloves, ground
Optional: 1 grated apple (if transitioning)

Instructions

Alkaline Recipe BookFirst prepare the quinoa to the packet instructions OR follow the excellent advice on cooking light fluffy quinoa here at TheKitchn

Once the quinoa is cooked and drained, add it back to the saucepan and stir in the chai spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves if you’ve done them in a pestle and mortar) and add the coconut cream or milk and throw in the scraped out vanilla pod (or add the drop or two of vanilla essence).

You can pick either the milk or cream depending on how creamy and thick you want it.

When it’s ready, grate in the apple if you’re using it – right at the end.

Warm through and then serve in a big bowl. To serve, add the lemon rind grated onto the top and sprinkle with extra ground cinnamon. Finally throw on the seeds and nuts (I recommend sesame seeds with this especially).

As an indulgent extra, you can also serve with a dollop of coconut yoghurt, which is alkaline and JUST DELICIOUS!

Alkaline Diet Recipe #157: Chai-Infused Vanilla Quinoa Porridge
Serves 2
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Cook Time
8 min
Cook Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of dry quinoa (pref organic)
  2. 2 cups of water (pref alkaline)
  3. 1 stick of cinnamon (or 1/2 teaspoon)
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger or 1 inch piece of fresh root ginger finely grated
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (pref fresh grated)
  6. 1/2 cup of coconut cream or milk (depending on how creamy you want it)
  7. 1/2 lemon skin grated (or lime)
  8. 1 vanilla bean pod or vanilla essence
  9. Sprinkle (half a handful) of assorted nuts and seeds to your liking
  10. Optional: coconut yoghurt
  11. Optional: cloves, ground
  12. Optional: 1 grated apple (if transitioning)
Instructions
  1. First prepare the quinoa to the packet instructions OR follow the excellent advice on cooking light fluffy quinoa here at TheKitchn
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked and drained, add it back to the saucepan and stir in the chai spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves if youโ€™ve done them in a pestle and mortar) and add the coconut cream or milk and throw in the scraped out vanilla pod (or add the drop or two of vanilla essence).
  3. You can pick either the milk or cream depending on how creamy and thick you want it.
  4. When itโ€™s ready, grate in the apple if youโ€™re using it โ€“ right at the end.
  5. Warm through and then serve in a big bowl. To serve, add the lemon rind grated onto the top and sprinkle with extra ground cinnamon. Finally throw on the seeds and nuts (I recommend sesame seeds with this especially).
  6. As an indulgent extra, you can also serve with a dollop of coconut yoghurt, which is alkaline and JUST DELICIOUS!
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Eat while it’s hot and ENJOY ๐Ÿ™‚

Ross

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  2. Angela Kilcrease Reply

    Hey Ross,
    Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe…I need get some quinoa(will be a first to use quinoa)
    Have a great day,Angela

  3. Jeffrey Hunt Reply

    I eat something similar every morning. I use one third of a cup of oatmeal with a teaspoon each of quinoa, barley, flax seed, chia seed. For added flavour, I use vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and frozen cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Very tasty.

  4. Mari Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you!!! I try this recipe this morning, me and boyfriend loved it, I didn’t have cloves or apples, so I added some organic granola with raisins and a bit of honey on top. Yummy!!! it reminds me of a very good snack I used to have when little, and that was “Arroz con Leche” which is rice with condense milk and cinnamon! Sooo good! But the best part is that this recipe is totally healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Trevor S Reply

    Hi Ross

    Over the past few mornings I have been making, to much enjoyment, your Chai infused Quinoa porridge and its very easy to make and soooo yummy.

    I brought the quinoa flakes, like rolled oats, using the 2 alkaline water to 1 of the flakes and dont have to do any draining.

    While that is cooking, I get all the rest of the ingredients, and after the 3 min cook, put in the rest with coconut cream, stir, in bowl, and I add a sprinkle of brown sugar; damn sweet tooth lol;

    Then the yoghurt and voila, brekky, and it soooo fills you up.

    Just my little change that is to my taste.
    Thanks,
    Trevor

  6. hmtahir Reply

    thanks i al most see your recipes

  7. Timothy O'Keefe Reply

    Hello Ross,
    I am just curious as to why coconut yogurt would be alkalizing? Yogurt has always been one of Dr. Young’s top 10 foods never to eat. Best regards.

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  9. Tami Reply

    Hi Ross
    I’d like to know what you think about eating fruit seperate from protien. Ive heard much about not mixing the two and how the body will digest fruit much better when eaten alone.
    Thanks,Tami

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  13. Lizzie Mac Reply

    HI Everybody! I added 2 TBLS of Manitoba Hemp Hearts (raw shelled hemp seeds that are nutty in flavor), half a banana (sliced), 1tsp maple syrup and voila! Yumminess ๐Ÿ™‚ Just another variation to one of Ross’s outstanding creative recipes. Thank you, Ross.

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