Quick Look

  • Main Ingredientsquinoa, almond milk, cardamom, pear, almonds
  • Cuisinehealthy
  • Coursebreakfast
  • Level Of CookingEasy

Nutrition Facts

  • per serving: 334 calories
  • 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 52 g carbohydrates
  • 9 g protein
  • 8 g fiber

Cardamom quinoa porridge with pear

  • Prepairation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Category: detox

Cardamom, long used for it's medicinal properties in Eastern cultures, has been shown to improve energy- making it an invigorating addition to your morning meal.  For best results use whole cardamom and grind them as needed.  Serves 2

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

1 3/4 cups, unsweetened almond milk (I'll post a recipe for this)

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

pinch of salt

1 pear, cored and chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

~ In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa, 3/4 cup milk, the water, vanilla, cardamom, and salt to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender but still chewy, about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.  Serve topped with remaining cup milk, the pear, and almonds.


Molly Holbrook

A small town girl, living in a high tech world- hoping to one day live off the land as much as possible- all the while doing the things in life that make me the, writing, cleaning, gardening, tootling with artsy goodies and aspiring to be a household name.