I was going to juice this morning or have a smoothie but when I woke up the weather looked chilly and the house was cool. I just wanted to crawl back into bed and snuggle up in my blanket. Thus, the thought of drinking something cold was not appealing. I wanted something warm and comforting and this porridge hit the spot.
Cardamom Quinoa PorridgeServes 2 Ingredients
Wow! I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed this bowl of goodness. I must warn you that Ground Cardamon Spice is a bit expensive- $15.00 for a bottle. But you can buy it in the bulk spice section for much less. I am a little nutty about this spice and like to add it to my beans and into my baked goods. Cardamom also provides added health benefits such as helping with gas.
Cardamom: A slightly sweet spice, it helps boost your digestive fire and removes flatulence. Sprinkle with cinnamon over hot breakfast rice or add to cooked beans for an exotic Indian flavor.
It is amazing how a few spices can transform a meal. The warmth from the cardamom and cinnamon made this quinoa so divine. The pear added the sweetness and the almonds added the crunch. A perfect bowl of goodness!
I worked this morning and then snuck in a workout myself. Today was my yoga day and I enjoyed a CORE-focused practice. Oh boy....I can tell my abs are going to be sore tomorrow. In a good way.
I do have an awesome lunch to tell you about and am also marinating tempeh right now but duty calls and I am off to help Ms. Zoe create a Powerpoint.
I will report back tomorrow.