It is true, you can have delicious food that is also good for you. There are a host of recipes out there that taste great, look great as well as make you feel great – you just have to look in the right places. One of my fave, go-to guides for healthy, yummy recipes is the Optimum Nutrition Cookbook. Optimum nutrition simply means giving your body the best possible intake of nutrients to allow it to be as healthy as possible and to work as best as it can. Here is one of my favourite breakfast recipes:

Quinoa Porridge with Bananas:


75g quinoa

freshly ground nutmeg

2-3 tablespoons rice milk

4 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt (or soya yogurt)

1 banana, peeled and sliced


1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan with 350ml water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 mins. The mixture should still be quite sloppy.

2. Tip the mixture into a blender and process with nutmeg and rice milk. Add more liquid if needed.

3. Return the mixture to the pan and heat gently. Serve topped with a couple of spoonful of soy yoghurt and the banana.