Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge

let’s leave the processed cereals on the shelves and start praising real cereals like the old fashioned healthy Oatmeal!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with oats, especially the old fashioned large rolled oats! They’re healthy, tasty, and make a great energy booster! Rhubarb-Strawberry oatmeals are metabolism boosting, full of fiber, and antioxidants. it’s the perfect breakfast to begin your day with.

Back when I was a child I used to eat Porridge for every single morning for breakfast because my Mum is Russian and this is what Russians eat for breakfast! šŸ™‚ So I decided to bring oatmeal back to my life. I love combining Oatmeal with a bit of cinnamon for a great taste and then fresh fruits for rich vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.

The whole cooking process takes about 5 to 6 minutes, so if you’re in a rush you still can have tasty Oatmeal for breakfast, you can of course make this using the microwave but I personally prefer cooking on the stove for a thick and creamy texture!

Nutrition breakdown of Quinoa:

Per seving: 238 calories, 5.8g fat, 0 cholesterol, 37.9 g carbs, 8.2 g sugars, 5.9 g protein, 5.7 g fiber.
Oatmeal Rhubarb Porridge Recipe
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1/2 cup rhubarb (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk (or rice milk, soya milk, dairy milkā€¦)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • maple syrup or agave syrup or raw honey
  • seeds (optional)
  • chopped nuts (optional)

  1. Combine rhubarb, oats, milk, cinnamon, and salt in a medium sauce pan. Then bring to boil, reduce heat and cover and cook with frequent stirring for about 5 minutes or until the rhubarb pieces are tender.
  2. Remove from heat and leave it covered for about 5 minutes. Then transfer to a bowl, top with a natural sweetener then sprinkle with nuts and seeds if desired. Serve warm.
More breakfast breakfast ideasā€¦

You will love theseĀ Apple Pancakes

You should also try the delicious french Crepes

Healthy Strawberry Jam is also amazing

And my readers #1 favourite recipe Classic Pancakes!

Quinoa Porridge

Start your morning with a healthy refreshing Quinoa Porridge!
This recipe is full of fiber rich nourishing fruits, it’s also gluten free and non dairy!
As you guys may already know, I’ve been eating clean for a while now, and that helped me get in better shape, be more healthy and feel great about myself! Quinoa porridge with fresh seasonal fruits is a great way to start your day. Sure, old fashioned classic oats are very healthy and delicious, but for a change you have to try this recipe, and trust me, you will absolutely LOVE it!

Quinoa is a seed and not a grain. There are 3 kinds of quinoa, Black, red, and yellowish white quinoa. The black quinoa is firm in texture and takes longer time to cook, then there’s the red quinoa which is somewhat in between the black and the yellowish white quinoa but it’s also sort of crunchy, and white quinoa is the softest of these varieties and it also has the mildest flavour.
You can also find quinoa in other forms in stores, such as quinoa flour, quinoa flakes, and yeah quinoa pasta. Quinoa flour is great when it comes to baking, especially that it’s gluten free.

More reasons why I love quinoa: low in calorie, aids with weight loss, a natural antioxidant, gluten-free, good for the heart, brain and bones! energy booster, helps with migraines, good for your skin, fights stress, prevents breast cancer, lowers blood pressure, treats diabetes, and it’s also good for your teeth! Do you need any more reasons to try this recipe? šŸ™‚
Nutrition breakdown of Quinoa:
Protein: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8 g protein
Fiber: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 5 g fiber
Vitamins: B, E
Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Omega-3, Antioxidants.
1 cup of quinoa needs 2 cups of water and makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa.
Quinoa Porridge Recipe
Serves: 2 servings
  • 300 grams Quinoa
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • almonds
  • seeds

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, then add the quinoa and cook until it’s done or the water evaporated. Then add the almond milk and the vanilla and let it boil for a couple of minutes with stirring.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the honey, and add berries/fruits, then sprinkle with almonds, and seeds.
* If you’d like to add more milk or honey it’s up to your preference. You can also use almond or rice milk if you prefer.

More breakfast breakfast ideasā€¦

My all time favouriteĀ Classic PancakesĀ recipe

You will love theseĀ Apple Pancakes

FrenchĀ CrepesĀ are also great for a delicious breakfast!

AndĀ Healthy Strawberry JamĀ since strawberries are still in season!