Warming Quinoa Porridge


From the Vitality Food Feature ‘CULINARY SPICES THAT HEAL‘.

This hot cereal takes just a few minutes to prepare and showcases the warming spices cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric.  This combination of healing herbs will soothe the digestive tract, clear inflammation, and warm you from the inside out! (Makes 2 servings)


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ¾ cup rolled quinoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp honey (or 5 drops stevia extract)
  • 1/8 tsp grey sea salt (or pink rock salt)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (or apple juice sweetened)
  • ½ cup blueberries (if frozen, add before quinoa to thaw)
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds (or hemp seeds)

1) Boil water in a small saucepan.

2) Add the rolled quinoa and stir for 2-3 minutes.

3) Remove from heat and mix in the spices, fruit, nuts, sweetener and salt until evenly distributed. Serve hot.

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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