Ancient Grains Porridge with Pear

This warming, high-protein breakfast recipe is a great way to start the day. Loaded with energy-releasing ancient grains, almond milk and sweet pear, it's a delicious take on traditional porridge.

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From the book Power Bowls


Rich in phytonutrients, these ancient supergrains are high in protein for sustained energy. 

Serves 1


1 tbsp millet
1 tbsp amaranth
1 tbsp buckwheat groats
1 tbsp quinoa
200ml almond milk, plus extra if desired
1 small ripe pear, peeled and cored
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp pistachio nuts, crushed
1 tbsp cashew cream (optional)
1 pinch of cinnamon
raw honey to taste


Combine the grains and soak overnight in double the volume of water. In the morning, drain and rinse well. 

Place grains in a saucepan with the milk. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the milk is absorbed and the grains are soft – these grains have more texture and “bite” than oats.

Add some more milk if you like your porridge a little runnier.

Roughly mash half the pear with a fork and stir through the porridge. Cut the remaining pear into chunks.

Place the porridge in a bowl and top with the chunks of pear, pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts, a drizzle of cashew cream, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Sweeten with raw honey to taste.

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