Honey Coconut Quinoa with Pomegranate
1/3 cup quinoa
1/3 cup milk or milk substitute
1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
1 Tbsp flaxseed, ground
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup shredded coconut, fine
handful of chopped, toasted almonds
seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
Quinoa has a natural bitter coating called saponin. If you are buying quinoa in bulk, you will need to soak it for a few minutes and then rinse it in cold clear water until the “soapy” residue is gone. Some boxed brands may be pre-rinsed, but they still retain the nutritional goodness.
Combine rinsed quinoa, milk, water, cinnamon and pinch of ginger. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 min. At this point the quinoa should have a slight crunch when you bite it. Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid, if any.
Stir in the flaxseed, honey and coconut. Mix well and then top with pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds.
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