Jennifer Hanway

Eat Well. Move Well. Live Well.

Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, originally from London but now living in Newton Centre and working in Back Bay, Boston.

Quinoa Oatmeal with Blueberry Apple Tahini Compote

Superfood Society this week saw me focus on my favorite meal of the day: breakfast! I could quite honestly eat breakfast for every meal of the day, and I love finding different ways of making my breakfast as nutritious and fun as possible! 

This Friday we made a Quinoa 'Oatmeal' with a Blueberry AppleTahini Compote, and it was delicious, even if I saw so myself! I'm a huge fan of traditional oatmeal, but love that by adding in quinoa it can be made slightly lighter and more protein rich, and it can be a little easier on the digestive system. Cooking it with a great quality nut mylk can take it to the next level by adding creaminess and I loved using Boston based Nutty Life Vanilla Bean Cashew Mylk in this recipe. 

The Blueberry Apple Tahini Compote adds a burst of micronutrient rich sweetness, and the color of this compote (from the antioxidant dense blueberries) is beautiful! Tahini is one of my most favorite ingredients to add richness to sauces, baking and smoothies, and is super high in calcium, minerals, fiber, plant protein and cholesterol lowering phytosterols. Both parts of this dish can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for breakfast on the go! 

Quinoa Oatmeal with Blueberry Apple Tahini Compote

For the 'oatmeal'

  • 1 cup quinoa (rinse and soak prior to use)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 2 cups high quality nut mylk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Place all ingredients in a large pan, bring to the boil then simmer until the quinoa is soft and the 'tails' unfurled. 

For the compote

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

Place all ingredients in a large pan, bring to the boil then simmer until the apple is soft. 

The next Superfood Society is Friday 3/17 between 12 and 1pm at The Kitchen, Boston Public Market. To book your ticket head to: Superfood Society with Jennifer Hanway

Do you like your Superfoods with a side of Sweat? Join me and Husband Hanway for Sweat and Superfoods Gets Heavy at BFX Boston next Saturday! Snag your tickets here: Sweat and Superfoods Gets Heavy