Make Nettle Tea and then while sipping your tea use the extra nettle tea to make your porridge cook your breakfast and add tonic food to your morning routine!
I have used quinoa flakes as they are a rich source of plant protein and the nettle tea balances out the quinoa flake flavour nicely adding a subtle sweetness if you are lucky enough to have fresh nettles in your tea scoop out some greens, chop and mix them through your porridge and drizzle with maple syrup for a true New England seasonal spring breakfast.
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Quinoa Flake Porridge made with Nettle Tea.
MAKE NETTLE TEA using fresh or dried nettles
IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN add quinoa flakes + nettle tea + salt.
BRING TO BOIL and cook 1 ½ – 2 mins stirring often. Quinoa Porridge should become thick and creamy. If it is too thick for your taste, add more tea or water or milk if you like.
SERVE stir in any ADD-ONS like the super seed mix, chopped nettle greens** coconut flakes – drizzle with honey, maple syrup if you want to add sweetness,
MAKE NETTLE TEA using fresh or dried nettles.
CHOPPED NETTLES If you are lucky enough to have fresh nettles in your tea scoop out some greens, chop and mix them through your porridge and drizzle with maple syrup for a true New England seasonal spring breakfast. You don’t have to add the chopped fresh nettles leaves, but it tastes great and adds greens to your breakfast bowl.
SUBSTITUTE quinoa flakes for rolled oats, semolina, cream of wheat or whatever cereal you like. Adjust cooking time and tea quantity according to cereal.
SUBSTITUTE currants for any dried fruits or nuts you like.