Day 17: Quinoa
Were any of you wondering what on earth I’d come up with for “Q?”
(For anyone who is new, I’m doing a #27DaysOfThanks series of healthy, vegan foods from A-Z, ending with a vegan Thanksgiving dinner)…Thank goodness for Quinoa! 🙂
Quinoa is a staple grain for my gluten-free diet and there are so many ways to eat it…
I normally always eat fruit first think in the morning, before any cooked foods, but as the weather cools, and if I need a bit more fuel for the day, I will have a bowl of oats, or in this case, quinoa porridge!
- This is simply quinoa cooked with almond milk, a smashed banana and topped with tons more fruit and peanut butter! Yum…
3 Reasons to love Quinoa
- Essential grain for a vegan + gluten-free diet because it’s also a complete protein (including essential amino acids).
- Quinoa is loaded with antioxidants and minerals. Particularly high in iron, magnesium and zinc.
- Low glycemic index, yet still high in the healthy carbs that we need! It’s full of fiber too, which will help with weight loss and keeping a healthy digestive system.
I love having quinoa in a salad too! What are your favorite ways to eat quinoa?
See you tomorrow for letter “R.” ♥