Quinoa

If you haven’t tried this awesome ‘superfood’  pronounced ‘keen-waa’ yet then you are seriously missing out!

Quinoa is not only really delicious but it’s also one of the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom.

So, what’s great about it?

It’s low in fat and full of slow release carbohydrates which means it balances blood sugar levels. It also contains all eight essential amino acids making it a complete protein. I also love it because it  contains B vitamins  making it a great energy booster and for all you worriers out there it can even help to combat stress!

What do I do with it?

  1. Soak the quinoa for 15 min in the cooking pot. Soaking helps quinoa to cook evenly, and loosens up the outer coating of saponin, which can give a bitter taste if not removed
  2. If you don’t have time for a longer soaking, use hot water and soak for five minutes
  3. To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with your hand, and carefully pour off the rinsing water, using a fine mesh strainer at the last
  4. Drain quinoa well in the strainer, transfer to the cooking pot, add 1 1/2 cups water & 1/2 tsp salt if desired
  5. Bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn the heat down to simmer
  6. Cook for 15 minutes
  7. Remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit five minutes with the lid on
  8. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork and serve

Coming shortly… check out the recipe section for healthy, tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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