Facts you didn’t know about “Quinoa”

I have been struggling with stomach issues for years now and I have noticed my husband’s complaints concerning indigestion and stomach have become regular as well; I realized it was time to make some major changes to our eating habits. Started from quinoa because so many people have been giving positive responses to my questions about it;

Here is what I found out about it:

Quinoa has been famous for its richness in nutrients for thousands of years, The Incas and Aztecs recognized its value in increasing their warriors’ stamina and referred to it as a sacred food. Technically quinoa is not a grain it is a “seed” and it comes from a leafy green vegetable that is somewhat like spinach. Quinoa is delicious and a little fluffy, very easy to cook and the most important is it is a great choice for vegans and those who have healthy eating habits.

Quinoa :

  1. supplies significant amount of complete protein
  2. great source of energy production for your body
  3. promotes heart health-relaxes blood vessels
  4. has tryptophan which promotes sleep
  5. promotes optimal health due to being rich in manganese and copper
  6. very easy on stomach
  7. has creamy texture and nutty flavor
  8. good for salads, breakfasts, stews and even just eating it by itself
  9. great for metabolism and keeping our cells healthy
  10. even contributes to bone density

Quinoa Breakfast:

Very easy and light but at the same time delicious breakfast; In fact I tried this recipe and it turned out fantastic.I like my salads and any other kind of meal not to be mixed so that i can pick anything I like to eat, breakfast I prepared with quinoa is the same; You can make it the way you like and add as many things as you like, as long as they are healthy 🙂 I added some cranberries to mine which made it taste fantastic!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2  medium sized avocados
  • 3 eggs
  • lemon or lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Rinse it very well and place it in a saucepan with water and salt
  2. Wait till it boils and turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes
  3. Boil the eggs and cut them in cubics
  4. Chop avocados in cubics as well
  5. When your quinoa is ready it becomes translucent and white germ will partially detach itself

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6. Add everything together and sprinkle lemon or lime juice on top

Quinoa itself has a little nutty flavor to it and when you add lime juice on top it becomes something exotic.This breakfast keeps you full for long hours and very easy on stomach.Great for those who are trying to lose weight and who struggle with indigestion.

 

Resource: The World’s Healthiest foods by George Mateljan

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. That sounds delicious, love all those ingredients! I’ll have to try it. Going on my grocery list. I’ve been looking to increase my protein because I’m training hard for a 10k. Eggs & bacon are getting old (it’s an everyday breakfast for us).

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    1. P.S. I’d like to pin it to my food page on Pinterest but there needs to be a photo it can pull. Can you add another image? Maybe an image of the recipe? Pretty-please.

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      1. oh Thank you so much! I will definitely add an image and there will be many more quinoa recipes to come. I forgot to take some pictures when I made it 🙂 Thanks again for the tip, I am still new in a blogging world i appreciate your help 🙂

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  2. Drew Stuckel says:

    Let s start with what we do know. Quinoa is a versatile, protein-filled superfood. While similar staples like bulgur and barley tend to be relegated to health food aisles and your hippie aunt s vegetarian casserole, quinoa is a crowd-pleaser with enormous global appeal. But what might you not know? The truth about quinoa, after the jump.

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