Quinoa has easily become recognized as one of the worlds best “super foods,” but why is this the case? Quinoa is packed with fiber, protein and other minerals, while also being gluten free.
Though it is not technically a grain but more of a seed it is still considered a “whole grain” food. Being high in protein allows quinoa to increase your metabolism while reducing you appetite which is very important when it comes to weight loss. You want to eat less calories than you burn in order to produce weight loss results. Because of all of its amazing benefits day’s recipe is featuring the undeniably nutritious quinoa.
I like to workout out in the morning before my kids wake up, this allows me to boost my day with a natural dose of energy. This also guarantees me some “personal mom time” which can’t always be guaranteed later in the day. After a workout I like to pack my body full of healthy nutrients- specifically grains that will help me feel full longer. Doing so allows me to avoid unhealthy and unnecessary snacking.
Today’s recipes is a filling and delicious banana and raisin breakfast quinoa. It is extremely easy to prepare. I usually always have some coked quinoa in the refrigerator, but if you do not no worries, you can prepare some quinoa in about 15 minutes.
You will need 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa for this recipe so if you need to prepare you quinoa then begin by measuring 1/4 cup of uncooked quinoa. Boil the quinoa in 1/2 cup of water and then cover and sit for 15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed.
What you will need:
1/2 cup cooked Quinoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon honey
To begin mash half of the banana in a small bowl and add the cinnamon, salt and honey. Next mix in the cooked quinoa and top with the raisins and sliced banana. Feel free to drizzle a little more honey on top. This recipe is so easy, and perfect for a busy morning. Prepare the quinoa the night before and this takes less than 5 minutes to create. It was so tasty my toddler asked if he could trade me his apple pie pancakes for my “cereal.”
Do you enjoy quinoa? What are your go to recipes?