Ever since I had my bout with SIBO and dysbiosis a few years ago, I decided to remove gluten from my everyday life. Of course, when I’m on holiday or if I really fancy something which happens to contain gluten, now that my gut health is in a much better place, I go for it. However, those situations are exceptions rather than the rule.
While I am not celiac nor intolerant to gluten, I have noticed that I have a low threshold for it. Too much gluten, and I start to feel like absolute shit. And it comes at no surprise, because gluten has shown to be an antinutrient as well as an inflammatory protein which can create perforations in the intestinal lining (leaky gut).
I used to love my comforting bowl of oats once upon a time, but alas, my body just rebels if I have them – even the gluten free ones. I definitely don’t need the extra inflammation. So instead, I opt for quinoa porridge.
Quinoa flakes pretty much behave and taste like porridge oats, except they’re a bit finer. To be honest, they are a damn good substitute, and I don’t miss oats at all, thanks to their likeness. They’re also particularly useful for getting your bowels moving, just the same way oats do (by creating a gel like substance in the colon to lubricate your stools), and contribute towards your fibre and B vitamin intake.
So far, my favourite brand are BioFair (I do love their quinoa products overall), however you’ll find many different brands which are great too.
So without further ado, here’s one of my favourite ridiculously easy and quick breakfast recipes. Enjoy!
High Protein Quinoa Porridge Recipe
25g organic quinoa flakes
15-20g collagen hydrolysate
1 tbsp stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp organic almond butter
1 handful of mixed berries, chopped
1-2 teaspoons of unsweetened desiccated coconut
70-100ml milk of choice (I used cashew)
1. In a medium sized bowl, add in the quinoa, collagen and water. Stir to combine, and microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every between every 1 minute.
2. Remove from the microwave, stir in all the other ingredients, leaving the milk till last.
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