“I have oatmeal every morning with whole milk, bananas, and cinnamon, and it’s just the best thing ever”- Kourtney Kardashian
An overnight fast, aka breakfast in the winter, should be something that is not only damn delicious.
It is also warms up our system, and to not shock it. This is why “Oatmeal” or as I call it Porridge is my closet friend in the cooler months.
If you I don’t like to have so much carbohydrates first thing in the morning, you’re in luck because you don’t have to eat oatmeal only in the AM.
I wake to one probiotic, two vitamin C, and my multi vitamin. In addition, I also take a prenatal one for the last five years, because the potencies of its constitutes are so strong. It really boosted the the strength of my hair, gloss of the skin and my mini nails actually started growing fast.
After this if my day allows I swig down a green juice, heavy in leafy greens, ginger, and mint. If time is poor I use my trusty green alkalizing powder in water. It’s important for me to greet my body first thing with alkalizing ingredients.
At about 8 am or 9am I need my breakfast which is substantial, so at 11am I’m not wanting to eat my neighbors ankles (we have all been there).
Here is my go to …..
put ginger in it, the internal heat that this spice brings post eating stays with you all morning. So amazing for circulation, cell turn over and immunity.
** if you can use quinoa as it is the wonder grain, however commonly I need to do this is little quicker so I use Quick Oat, just as delicious and just as gluten free.
One banana, mashed
One cup coconut milk, fresh or canned
One cup water 2/3 cup quinoa,
uncooked 2 vanilla beans,
seeded 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Finger nail of Ginger
Pinch sea salt
Coconut Quinoa Porridge with Banana Winter warming goodness at its very best: this quinoa porridge will warm the cockles of your heart, hands, tummy, fingers and toes (promise). Don’t be afraid to double or triple the recipe; it stays well in the fridge, and can be easily reheated with a little extra liquid during the week.
METHOD: Rinse the quinoa well under running water. Add quinoa, ginger, coconut milk, water, chia seeds, seeds of the vanilla beans and salt to a medium saucepan . Bring to the boil ov er medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, lid on f or 10-12 minutes or until the quinoa has a slight chew. Remov e from heat and allow to stand f or 2 minutes, lid on. Stir through the mashed banana. Divide into two bowls, serve immediately. Serves 2