Tomorrow morning, escape to the tropics with this island-inspired porridge. These ingredients were chosen not only for their ability to provide flavor, but also for their ability to promote muscle and joint health. Try this refreshing start to your day and support your musculoskeletal system.
This naturally gluten-free pseudo grain is a nutritional powerhouse, full of plant-based protein. It also has key compounds called flavonoids that have been studied for their anti-inflammatory actions (1).
The active ingredient in pineapple is Bromelian. It is full of Vitamin C, which is an essential element in collagen production. It also has incredible anti-inflammatory activity, which makes it a wonderful choice for joint and tendon health. Want to know why you should eat pineapple? Watch me tell you why…
Hemp seeds add a nuttiness to our porridge, but they do more than that. They also add incredible dietary benefits in just a small amount. They come with a big serving of healthy fats and plant-based protein. Hempseed oil has been studied for its potential to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (2).
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- In a sauce pot over medium-high heat, combine quinoa, coconut milk, water, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt then bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 18-20 minutes. Keeping covered, set aside to stand for 10 minutes.
- In a pan, lightly toast shredded coconut over medium heat until golden.
- Divide quinoa between 2 bowls. Top with pineapple chunks, shredded coconut, sliced strawberries, and hemp seeds.
- Serve warm.