We tasted this drink for the first time in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Served at breakfast it is a warm hearty drink loaded with protein that will give you energy throughout the day. This recipe varies quite a bit from others that I have found.
1 liter of water
½ cup quinoa
2 apples, peeled and grated (or chopped very fine)
¼ of a pineapple peeled and grated (or chopped very fine)
1 tablespoon of sugar, or to taste
1 cinnamon stick and 2 cloves
1 tablespoon corn starch (or similar thickening agent)
Soak the Quinoa overnight in water (~12 hours) or boil for 20 minutes
Rinse thoroughly after soaking or boiling.
Put ready quinoa in water, add finely chopped or grated apples and pineapple along with cinnamon stick and cloves and simmer for 20 minutes
While heating up other ingredients, add corn starch to small amount of cold water to form a paste.
Slowly add paste to other ingredients while stirring until desired thickness.