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Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge3/4 cup of quinoa seeds (soaked overnight)

1/2 cup of coconut milk

1/2 cup of water

!/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of lakanto or any other sweetener if desired

1 tablespoon of Bestow Be Cleansed for an extra fibre boost

Soak the quinoa seeds overnight. In the morning, rinse it thoroughly and drain.

Place quinoa, Bestow Be Cleansed, coconut milk, water, lakanto and cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over high heat. Stir well to mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

You can add more fluid to the recipe if you like your porridge thinner or it appears to be drying our during cooking.  Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 mins, stirring often.

You can serve it with almond or rice milk and your Bestow Beauty Oil for a good dose of those important essential fatty acids.

Alternative ideas – A quicker alternative is using the powdered quinoa (Quinoa Cereal from Ceres) instead of the whole seeds. This doesn’t require pre-soaking and cooks in five mins.  Just remember to add 1 1/4 cups of fluid to every 1/2 cup of powder.




Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars








  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice ( this quantity can also be reduced)
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped roughly


  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees C
  • Line a square 8x8inch tray with baking paper
  • In a small pot gently warm the coconut oil and maple syrup until it as melted and combined
  • Add the water and baking powder and mix together with a fork or whisk
  • In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients and mix in the coconut oil and maple syrup mixture
  • Press the mixture into the lined tin and cut into bars
  • Place into the oven and bake for approx. 45 mins until golden brown.  I like mine really golden and crunchy so baked them a little longer
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 mins in the tray then transfer to a cooling rack.