Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge is a perfectly balanced bowl of antioxidant-rich apple and pumpkin seeds, protein-rich quinoa to keep you satisfied, filling fiber, and healthy fat. This balance will keep your energy steady throughout the morning. The lemon zest adds an incredible brightness to the porridge, so don’t skip it! Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge comes together in 10 minutes if you use leftover quinoa. Simply meal prep quinoa for your busy week ahead, and use in sweet or savory breakfasts, lunches, and dinners!
What (your ingredients):
½ teaspoon coconut oil
1 pink lady apple
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cooked quinoa
½ cup oat milk
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
Zest of 1 lemon
How (your directions):
In a medium skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
Dice the pink lady apple into small bite-size pieces and add to the coconut oil.
Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the cinnamon and sauté another minute.
Add the cooked quinoa and stir to combine.
Then add the oat milk and pinch of salt, and simmer until liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 3 minutes.
Serve porridge in a bowl, topped with pumpkin seeds and the zest of 1 lemon.
Why (the science): The skin of a Pink Lady apple contains 10-15% of your vitamin C for the day, so be sure to always apples with the skin on! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals caused by air pollution, UV light from the sun, and certain food.