Updated: Aug 22
Quinoa packed with protein, amino acids, high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, Vitamin E, and beneficial antioxidants. Gluten free.
Quinoa rich in flavonoids like Quercetin and Kaempferol. Those important flavonoids has been shoving to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-depressant properties.
Include quinoa to your diet to get benefits of those important nutrients. Quinoa also belongs to a low glycemic food categories.
1 cup os quinoa
1 1/5 cup of water
pinch of sea salt
2 cups of almond milk or any other plant based milk
2 teaspoon of turmeric
pinch of black pepper
1-2 tablespoon chia seeds
handful pecan nuts and pumpkin seeds
1-2 tablespoon coconut nectar or maple syrup to sweeten (more if desired)
Soak quinoa in cold water for 2-4 hours. Most of the time I soak them overnight by placing it in the fridge. This will take that bitterness away from quinoa and make quinoa fluffy and delicious.
Drain the water and rinse till the water will run clear.
Place quinoa in to a pan add water and salt, bring it to a boil, without covering the with lid lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes or till entire water will be absorbed. Turn the heat off, cover the pan with lid and let it aside for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
This will make about 3-4 cups of quinoa. I will be using 1 cup of cooked quinoa to make hot cereal. Rest of quinoa I will place it in the fridge and use it as a side dish with herbs and garlic and serve with backed salmon.
Take one cup from cooked quinoa, place it in different pan, add plant based milk, turmeric and black pepper, stir with spoon and place it on the stove. Once it will come to a boil, turn the stove off add cha seeds and sweetener, stir well and let it sit for 5 minutes. Pour hot cereal in to a bowl top with nuts and enjoy.