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Chilled apple, pear and quinoa porridge with raw almonds

20 March 2014

A healthy breakfast that is high in protein and low in fat.

Chilled apple, pear and quinoa porridge with raw almonds
Chilled apple, pear and quinoa porridge with raw almonds

Cooking time

15 minutes




  • 12 fl oz (355 ml) skim milk
  • 4 fl oz (120 ml) water
  • 4 oz (120 g) white quinoa
  • 4 oz (120 g) plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green pear
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 oz (60 g) raw almonds, skin on, finely sliced


"One of my favorite breakfast dishes. A little goes a long way. Feel free to add seasonal berries or fruit of your choice" writes Michael Moore.

Place milk, water and quinoa in a small saucepan, bring to the boil, and reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 15 minutes until soft, then allow to cool.

Place cooked quinoa in a mixing bowl and stir in the yoghurt and agave syrup. Using a coarse cheese grater, grate the apple and pear into the bowl, including any of the juice.

Mix together well. Add the spices to taste and adjust consistency with a splash of milk.

Place into small serving bowls and sprinkle with the chopped almonds.

This recipe is taken from Blood Sugar Quinoa & Healthy Living by Michael Moore, £14.99, New Holland.


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