Coconut & almond quinoa with stewed plums

Coconut & almond quinoa with stewed plums

Coconut & almond quinoa with stewed plums, made with unrefined, wholesome ingredients to boost energy levels, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels

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Serves: 4

170g quinoa

600ml coconut milk

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 tbsp almond butter

6 medium plums

100g coconut palm sugar

240ml water

1 cinnamon stick

raw honey

desiccated coconut

I get the same question all the time. quinoa for breakfast? And the answer is YES! It's so delicious and, just like porridge, it keeps you full for hours and energised throughout your morning. This combination of ingredients packs in the protein as well, due to the combination of quinoa and almond butter. I've made it nice and sweet, the healthy way, to get that sweet-tooth fix.

  1. Combine the quinoa and coconut milk together in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract, cover and simmer on a low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the stewed plums. Cut the plums in half, remove the pits, then cut the plum halves into chunks. Combine the coconut palm sugar, 240ml water and cinnamon stick in the saucepan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Add the plums and continue to cook until the plums are tender. Once tender, use a fork to slightly mash.
  3. Once the quinoa is cooked but still a bit runny, put it in 4 bowls and stir in 1 tbsp of almond butter per bowl. Top with the stewed plums, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of dessicated coconut.

Julie's wholesome hint: Plums are just as high in antioxidants and phytonutrients as blueberries. The important thing is to never peel your plums as the skin is where many of the antioxidants and phytonutrients are hiding.

Yoga and nutrition teacher Julie Montagu is on a mission to prove that absolutely anyone can revolutionise their diet to take a giant leap towards long-lasting health. Known as the Flexi Foodie, Julie's workable approach to incorporating nutrient-rich superfoods into manageable meals has led her to produce her first cookery book Superfoods which showcases nourishing dishes made with unrefined, wholesome ingredients to boost energy levels, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels.

Superfoods by Julie Montagu is published by Quadrille and is available, for £18.99 hardback. To find out more about Julie, visit www.juliemontagu.com

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Photographs: Yuki Sugiura
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Recipes Type: Baking and Deserts

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