Quinoa is a superfood - one of the few foods that truly deserve the title. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids (EAAs), making it a complete protein, in actual fact, it is probably best plant based protein source on the planet!
I'll have some exciting news after summer about a new quinoa wholegrain breakfast cereal hitting the shops... However, to whet your appetite before then try out quinoa breakfast bowl recipe below.
Starting the day with quinoa helps to keep our digestive system happy, quinoa contains a prebiotic soluble fibre that acts as a fertiliser for the beneficial bacteria. One study showed that a quinoa diet down-regulated the gene expression of inflammatory markers in the colon of mice. Although it may sound far fetched, this is an assurance that this grain really does have a positive impact on gut health.
If your tummy is just fine but fighting fatigue is more your thing, keeping up with your body’s iron needs is important and just one cup serving of this quinoa breakfast salad helps you get 22% of your recommended daily iron intake.
Summer Fresh Quinoa Breakfast Salad Ingredients
80 ml Yoghurt - Low Fat Natural
10 g Pumpkin Seeds
50 g Quinoa
20 g Dried Apricots
20 g Raisins
Add water to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Pour in the quinoa and simmer for 15 minutes until the quinoa is cooked. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile dice up the apricots and mix them with the raisins and pumpkin seeds.
When the quinoa is cooled add in the fruit and seed mixture and mix well.