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Breakfast of champions

Starting your day off needn’t be complicated, even if you’re an elite athlete. Arsenal Football Club's head of nutrition James Collins has devised the perfect start to your day with this quinoa and spice porridge. It delivers a super dose of Omega 3, which supports proper brain, muscle and cardiovascular function, and is a high-protein alternative to your standard oatmeal. 


  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly, removing any grit and place it into a pan with the milk and cinnamon. 

  2. Bring the quinoa to the boil and turn down to a gentle simmer. Allow to cook gently for 15 minutes or until the milk has been absorbed and is cooked through. 

  3. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and grate the zest over, then stir it in. Sprinkle over the toppings to flavour. 


(one serving)

  • 60g quinoa

  • 225ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds

  • 1 pinch cinnanmon

  • Juice & zest of 1⁄2 lemon

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  •  1 tsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tiny pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 tiny pinch ground nutmeg

  • Handful berries (optional) 


Calories: 466

Quinoa & spice porridge (StockFood_60168108)

Want more nutrition? Try our recipe for healthy spicy prawn pasta.


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