5 Ingredient Recipe: No Guilt “Champorado”

Quinoa has mild nutty flavor which I think is a great substitute for rice. Definitely count me in when it comes to eating something healthy disguised in a comforting, decadent and better yet brownie-tasting breakfast bowl.

Quinoa is not my first choice when it comes to grains. I bought my first bag of organic red quinoa during the time I was easing in to eating healthy.  I’ve been fairly good in cooking with it because it would always be in the salad that I prepared. Quinoa to me is always a cold accompaniment to my meals.

A few days ago, I wanted to make a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.  As I rummaged through my pantry for rolled oats, I found an unopened bag of red organic quinoa which I forgot about. I thought why not I try making a porridge out of it.  The color of the grain and it’s impressive protein content inspired me to make a healthy version of “champorado.’

Quinoa has mild nutty flavor which I think is a great substitute for rice. Definitely count me in when it comes to eating something healthy disguised in a comforting, decadent and better yet brownie-tasting breakfast bowl.

Nutrient-rich and tasty, this recipe is so easy to put together and uses very few ingredients!

5 Ingredient Recipe: No Guilt “Champorado”

5 Ingredient Recipe: No Guilt “Champorado” Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa (or any color quinoa available)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup any preferred milk such as skim, soy or almond milk (reserve more for later)
  • 1 Tbsp carob powder or cocoa powder
  • 30 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp any preferred sweetener such as honey, agave syrup, maple syrup or coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. 1 In a bowl, rinse the quinoa thoroughly and then drain.
  2. 2 Place the rinsed quinoa in a small pot and add your preferred milk and coconut milk.
  3. 3 Stir and bring to boil over high heat.
  4. 4 Once boiling, reduce the heat. Simmer for another 15-20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  5. 5 When liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, remove from heat and add in the carob or cocoa powder, chopped dark chocolate and your chosen sweetener. Stir to combine. Adjust to your taste.
  6. 6 Add more of your preferred milk for a thinner consistency, if necessary.
  7. 7 Scoop in to bowls and top it off with some of the optional ingredients listed above for healthier additions or more chocolate chunks for richer chocolate flavor. Enjoy!

Notes

Optional: fresh fruits, toasted coconut, toasted nuts, chia seeds
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