Mix up your breakfast!
This yummy blend of high protein and vitamins will boost your immune system and help fight those winter colds!
What you will need:
- ½ cup of quinoa
- 1 apple
- ½ lemon
- Preparing the quinoa:
Rinse the quinoa in a sieve and then put it in a sauce pan and add 50% more water than quinoa (for 1 cup of quinoa you’d add 1.5 cups of water). Then bring to the boil and leave it to simmer for 15 minutes.
- As you’re reaching the end of the 15 minutes, grate the apple into the sauce pan and cook for a further 30 seconds, grate in the zest of the lemon. I always squeeze a little lemon in just to add a bit of extra bite. Now serve in bowls with a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top.
Tip: Why not cover it in strawberries and blueberries for a vitamin packed fruity mix?
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah,” NOT “kwin-oh-ah”) is seen as ‘The Mother-grain’ considered by many to be one of our sacred plant-based sources, and is also related to the spinach and kale family.
What are the benefits of eating Quiona?
Listen up all gluten-free eaters and diabetics! Quinoa has become one of the major Superfoods on trend due to its substitution for pasta, rice and couscous, as it doesn’t contain wheat (but does contain a slightly higher dose of fibre). Also, it has a low glycemic index, so won’t spike your blood sugar.
Packed full of minerals, nutrients and vitamins, means it is – unsurprisingly – one of the very few foods that contain all nine amino acids. Additionally, because of its high dietary fibers it can make you feel fuller, which makes you less likely to binge on unhealthy foods (we all know we do it!).
Bonus: It’s actually really tasty!