Before I begin, can I just say again how utterly blown away I am by the response to the blog so far.  It has meant more to me than you could ever imagine and I’m so grateful I get to share so much more with you.  You’ve made my week already!  So lots of virtual love and light to each and every one of you. xx


This morning I posted this photo to Instagram.


Quinoa and Chia porridge.  My standard breakfast.  Quite a few people asked me how I made it so I thought I’d share the love.  It’s ridiculously easy, so full of goodness and really filling.  The perfect start to the day.

Before I start with the recipe portion of proceedings though, I need to be honest – I have a deep deep love for porridge.  In fact, on my old blog I wrote quite a lengthy post on my love for this winter warming breakfast.  It was always oats.  But since I started being completely gluten free earlier this year it’s now all about quinoa.  And I have never looked back.

I’d been eating quinoa for years but only last year discovered quinoa flakes.  Um, where have I been?!

Anyway, I normally would have a green smoothie for breakfast, but now it’s a bit cooler I want something that really warms my whole body up. And something that gives me that feeling throughout the whole morning.  This is that breakfast.

I’m not one for measurements when it comes to things like this so basically I just put some quinoa flakes in a bowl.
And then a generous amount of chia seeds (maybe a couple of tablespoons).
Then I put some boiling water over it straight from the kettle.
I then leave it to sit for a few minutes (while I clean up from the children’s breakfast and empty the dishwasher).
I then give it a stir, add a bit more water if needed and then top with whatever I have lying around.

Today it was goji berries, strawberries and CoYo.  Sometimes it’s banana.  Sometimes it’s bee pollen.  Sometimes there’s Maca powder.  Sometimes I chop up some dates.  Sometimes I’ll add a sprinkle of buckinis or some cacao nibs.  Sometimes I sprinkle over some seeds or nuts.  The base is always the same, but the toppings are only limited by your imagination. 🙂 Superfood it up though!

And I enjoy a nice cup of green tea (with mint) afterwards.

I’d love to know if you make it, and what you think of it (you could even tag me on Instagram).  Do you have a regular staple breakfast you love?

8 Comments on My standard winter breakfast

  1. Jasmin
    May 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Great! Thanks Amelia, can’t wait to try it! xx

  2. Cat
    May 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh yay! Looking forward to trying it! X

  3. Jane
    May 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Definitely going to give this a try seeing as I have both ingredients laying around! It looks lovely and warming!
    At the moment my go to breakfast is the Coconutty Granola from IQS with some Millet Puffs and Amaranth, and almond milk and some inca berries! On my work days I will have a smoothie in the car and the cereal when I am at work! Any excuse to have 2 breakfasts!!

    Loving your blog Amelia!! x

  4. Mother Down Under
    May 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    I always have porridge with a banana and a sprinkle of coconut sugar on top!

  5. Amanda
    May 7, 2013 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

    I love porridge! I have trouble with some things as cannot eat seeds or nuts but love the healthy brekkie option!
    Bring on more recipes! Would love to see your juice recipe

  6. natalie
    May 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm (5 years ago)

    How do you stop your quinoa from tasting ‘earthy’? I tried the flakes for breakfast but the taste was so different to my usual oats. I LOVE savory quinoa, but I need to master the sweeter breaky versions! xx
    PS. your new blog is absolutely beautiful. It has already lifted me up! I sat down tonight feeling crappy and just knew that going to your little space would brighten my outook- and it did!

    • Amelia
      May 13, 2013 at 9:21 am (5 years ago)

      Just sent you an e-mail lovely. x


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