Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Want a protein-packed REAL food breakfast that’s super easy to prepare?  I’ve got you covered!

In fact, there is more protein (9 grams) in this porridge recipe than you will find in a single egg.  One of the difficulties with obtaining protein from non-animal sources is that it often lacks one or more of the nine essential amino acids.  But quinoa is an exception- it contains all nine!

My inspiration for creating this recipe was that I do not tolerate eggs very well and therefore find it challenging to get enough protein for breakfast unless I want to cook up some meat- and that just doesn’t always sound appetizing!

Although eggs are listed as safe on many SIBO diets, they are a common food sensitivity and I have met several individuals with SIBO who react poorly when eating them.  With that being said, I should also note that quinoa is NOT considered to be paleo or SCD-friendly.  But when you have to follow a restricted diet due to food sensitivities, I think it is important to not avoid a particular food because it is “allowed” or “not allowed”, but to try it and listen to the response from your body.

Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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(Low FODMAP, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes cereal, uncooked
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tblsp roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans), chopped
  • 1 Tblsp raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 Tblsp dried cranberries (this quantity is low FODMAP, but larger amounts may not be)
  • non-dairy beverage (almond milk, hemp milk, etc), to taste- optional

Instructions:

  • Add water to small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add quinoa flakes and stir continuously until thickened.
  • Warm blueberries in microwave or on stove top.
  • Transfer quinoa flakes to a bowl and add blueberries, nuts, hemp seeds, cranberries, and non-dairy beverage, if desired.

Notes:

  • Quinoa flakes are very bland on their own, so I do not recommend leaving out the blueberries or dried cranberries.  If you do leave them out, you will likely need to add maple syrup or other sweetener.

5 thoughts on “Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

    • Great idea! I would love to hear how it turns out! I believe quinoa flakes are more expensive than quinoa, so that would be awesome if quinoa worked just as well. One of the things I love about quinoa flakes though is how quickly they cook. I have also tried using amaranth and it works pretty well!

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  1. Looks good. Nice job with a vegan friendly and low fodmap recipe! I agree with adding some grains of your body tolerates. It’s helped me tons. Can’t wait to make it, I forgot about quinoa flakes!! I’ll get some!

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