Hello friend! I hope you’re having a splendid holiday week and that things aren’t getting too stressful for you. I know as we enter into crunch time it’s easy to let things slip and often we end up skipping breakfast for that we can get started on our days straight away. However, doing this sets us up for blood sugar imbalances for the rest of the day.
This is where overnight brekkies really come in handy. You can throw all these goodies in the crock pot before bed, set it on low, and when you wake up you’ve got a warming, nourishing, and filling meal that will keep your energy stable for the rest of the day.
The quinoa is a great source of all the essential amino acids and lots of fibre to keep us full and feed our friendly gut bacteria.
We’ve also added coconut milk for its energizing fats and creamy deliciousness, while the cinnamon and ginger are great for blood sugar balance and digestion. You can feel free to add more of these delicious spices if you want to up the nutritional ante.
The apples are an awesome source of pectin, another great food for our healthy bacteria and a great way to keep our blood sugar stabilized. And adding walnuts and hemp hearts after cooking provides more protein, brain boosting omega-3 fats, and antioxidants to keep you calm, cool, and collected from the inside out.
By ensuring that you start your day with something warm and cozy and nourishing in your belly you will be much more able to handle the crowds, parties, and general holiday shenanigans with grace and style because you’re energy is stable and your body is wall taken care of. Enjoy!!
Time-Saving Overnight Quinoa Porridge
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups water
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp. ginger
- 2 apples, diced
- ½ cup dried cranberries or currants (you can also use fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for an extra antioxidant punch!)
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup hemp hearts
- maple syrup, honey, or coconut palm sugar to taste
- In a small crock-pot combine quinoa, coconut milk, water, cinnamon, ginger, apples, and cranberries.
- Turn to low and let simmer overnight.
- In the morning, place in a bowl and top with a sprinkling of walnuts, hemp hearts, and a drizzle of syrup.
Well friend, that’s our recipe for this week! Super easy and super nourishing so that you can still eat well despite the craziness of the holiday season. You can even double, triple, or quadruple this recipe for big family events. Have a beautiful week!
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