We eat cookies, but only healthy ones. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. Check out our privacy policy to learn more.

High protein breakfast: Blueberry and ginger porridge

Dr Megan Rossi PhD RD / Dec 28, 2016

This porridge is a belly blessing. High in protein and fibre, this quick and easy breakfast not only tastes amazing but is sure to keep your gut health in check.


Serves: 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking:  20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red or white quinoa, rinsed
  • 1tbs pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 2tsp olive oil spread
  • 1tsp minced ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tsp stevia (or to taste)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut and almond milk, warmed


  1. Combine olive oil spread and ginger in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add quinoa and buckwheat groats and stir to coat.
  2. After 2 minutes, add 1 cup of boiling water. Bring to boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Add cinnamon, stir, and cover for 15 minutes, or until the groats and quinoa are cooked through.
  3. Transfer to your breakfast bowl and mix in pumpkin seeds and blueberries.
  4. Sprinkle with stevia to taste before pouring over warmed milk.


  • Add 1 tsp of  flaxseed or chia seeds
  • Soak the buckwheat and quinoa overnight in water (with a teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar) to help the groats cook faster
  • To reduce cooking time, grind the buckwheat groats and quinoa prior to cooking in a mortar and pestle
  • Prepare the porridge in bulk, and store the extra in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat the porridge and add blueberries and pumpkin seeds with the milk.

Think your gut might need an extra helping hand? Download the free VITL app for a free nutrition consultation and receive personalised health tips and advice for a better belly.