Quinoa…..is one of the best sources of protein and actually a seed but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice – cooking time is usually 10-15 minutes. It is gluten-free and low-fat and can be used with most meals including breakfast. It can aid in lowering cholesterol, is a great source of Iron, Magnesium and Calcium. The fibre content is exceptional including 9 essential amino acids, which is extremely beneficial to everyone especially vegetarians and vegans.
Here is one of my favorite recipes :
Firstly you need to prepare the quinoa: choose the amount in a pan, cover with water or vegetable broth and boil until soft – usually around 15 mintues, sieve and leave to cool.Chop up one banana, add some pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and coconut oil into a saucepan and heat medium to low. After add some almond milk and the previously prepared Quinoa. You can add your favorite nuts, cinnamon, vanilla extract and coconut flakes and stir for a couple of minutes. Just before taking off the heat add some hemp or chia seeds.