Beauties, I think we can all agree that is still SO COLD!

One thing that I struggle with in winter is getting up… dragging myself out of my nice warm bed. But one thing that I find that makes it just that little bit easier to getting myself a nice hot drink and a warming breakfast to help kick start my system and start my day right.

This recipe from The Saffron Stories ticks all the boxes I need first thing in the morning: nutritious, warming and delicious… perfection!

What’s your favourite thing to have for breakfast? Will you be trying this?

Here’s a quote below about why she created this recipe and the ingredients list. To read the recipe, visit her website, link it below:

I used to live on green smoothies in the morning for years. It wasn’t until I studied Ayurveda, the ancient holistic medical system from India, that I came to realize those cold breakfasts were not doing my digestion any good. 

I began to switch out my green smoothies for warmer porridges, oatmeal’s and stewed fruit with spices. If I did make a smoothie, I would make sure I used fresh fruit from the refrigerator (not freezer) and always added spices like cinnamon, cardamom and/or nutmeg to support my digestion. 

This specific porridge combines my favorite fruit –  mangos – with another favorite of mine – coconut. I’m Indian and if you are too, you know what I mean when I say my mom buys mangos by the case when they are in season. During  mango season, she would always have a bowl of fresh cut mangos in the fridge and I would just eat out of that bowl every time I happened to pass through the kitchen. 



  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk + more for serving
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • Sliced mango
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Toasted coconut flakes (optional)