Celeb chef Teresa Cutter shows us how to make quinoa milk. It's easier than you might think!

Quinoa milk recipe (high protein) - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness


With the march of coconut and almonds into milk cartons, it’s not easy choosing a faux moo juice. While researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València are experimenting with hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts, we’re topping up our microwaved lattes with celeb chef Teresa Cutter’s  high-protein quinoa* milk. 


Makes 1 litre (eight 125 ml serves)

  • 250 g cooked quinoa

  • 1 litre (4 cups water to blend)

  • 2 fresh, pitted dates or stevia

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract/paste


Combine the quinoa and half of the water into a good high speed blender.

Blend at medium to high speed until creamy. This should take about 30 seconds to a minute.

Add the rest of the water and blend again.

Strain through a fine sieve and store the milk in the fridge for up to four days.

Per serve: kJ: 126
Fat: 0.4g Carb: 5.3g Protein: 1g Sugars 0.7g

*If you’re sensitive to gluten, play quinoa by ear as it may be cross-reactive.