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Ayurveda inspired Stewed Pears and Apples with Quinoa Porridge

July 19, 2018

 

Today’s Plant-Based Breakfast 🍏 

 

Ayurveda inspired Stewed Pears and Apples with Quinoa Porridge 



This is the perfect breakfast especially in Winter to help get your digestive system fired up and start your day energized. 

 

Nourishing your body with healthy, warming foods such as Quinoa and Organic Steel Cut Oats is not only the perfect way to start your day with a complete plant-based Protein meal, it’s packed full of other vital nutrients with the healing benefits of herbs such as Cinnamon (Cinnamon helps Lowers Blood Sugar Levels, is a natural Anti-Inflammatory and is loaded with antioxidants), and Clove ( Clove helps aid Digestion, Is Antibacterial and Enhances Immune System), and Cardamon (Cardamon has Antimicrobial Properties, helps protect Protects Heart Health and according to Ayurveda, cardamom is good for muscle and joint pain). 

Stewing Apples and Pears makes them easier to digest for the body which helps maximize nutrient absorption. Phenols in apples and pears offer excellent antioxidant protection, Inflammation control and promote optimal gut bacteria balance whilst being a wonderful source of fibre.

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Stewed Apples and Pears:
5 x Pears (core removed and diced)
5 x Apples (core removed and diced)
1 - 2 x Cardamon Pods
1 - 2 x Cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

 


Quinoa Porridge


1 cup Quinoa (Soaked overnight in filtered water, Flax or hemp milk with a dash of cinnamon
1 cup Organic Steel Cut Oats
2 cups water (you can use the apple broth to make it sweeter)
1 cup Plant-Based Milk of your choice (I use almond or organic Soy)
1 - 2 x Cardamon Pods
1 - 2 x Cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

 

 

METHOD

 

Stewed Apples and Pears:

 

Dice apple and pears into small pieces.

Add cardamon pod, clove, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp Maple Syrup, 1/8 tsp Vanilla essence, apple and apples to filtered water and add to a pot.

Cover with water and boil for 20 minutes, until the apples are soft.

Drain the apples (keeping the delicious stewed apple and pear “broth” to add to teas and to the porridge).


Discard the cloves and cardamon pods and serve.

 

 

Quinoa Porridge

 

Let the quinoa sit overnight covered in water with a pinch of cinnamon, drain and rinse.

In a pot, add quinoa and steel cut oats with the 2 cups of water and bring to the boil. Then reduce heat and simmer. Add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla essence and mix well. Stirring frequently and adding small amounts of the Plant-Based Milk to the porridge and stir through as the water absorbs to makes the porridge “creamier”. 

Keep stirring and adding for about 15 minutes until the Quinoa and Oats are cooked. Remove and serve with the stewed apples and additional Plant-Based Milk. Remove and discard the cloves and cardamon pod before serving.

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