Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve.
Rinse under a running tap and thoroughly wash the quinoa, rubbing through it with your fingers, for 3 mins to remove any bitter outer coating.
Let the quinoa drain for a few mins to remove the excess liquid.
Place the quinoa into a pot and add in 2 cups milk, vanilla and cardamom and bring to the boil.
Reduce to a simmer, cover and let cook for 15 mins. You will see tiny spirals coming out of the seeds.
Remove the quinoa from the heat, open and fluff the grains then let stand for about 10 mins.
Serve and top with apple, berries, pumpkin seeds, and maple syrup. Mix almond butter in with remaining 3/4 cup milk and pour over top.