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Chocolate, Pistachio & Coconut Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is one of the highest protein-rich foods you can eat and contains twice as much fibre as most other grains, helping you stay fuller for longer. Skip the usual oats for this delicious superfood porridge and please your sweet tooth at the same time!




  • ½ cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons raw coconut sugar or stevia (I use Natvia)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • ½ tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut and additional chopped pistachios to garnish (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk until just boiled, then add quinoa and reduce heat.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and stir through remaining ingredients.
  3. Garnish and serve warm.
If you’re not a lover of pistachios, try stirring through fresh raspberries instead and topping with a few toasted almonds.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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