Quinoa, (pronounced Keen -Wa) is one of my favorite grains and is actually a seed. It’s high in protein, making it a wonderful balanced protein for vegans, and it’s also easy to digest. Did I mention it’s gluten free?
Unlike some heavier grains, quinoa leaves me feeling light and energized. It’s also high in fiber and loaded with magnesium, a mineral that relaxes our systems.
Check out this superfood that’s high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here’s an easy recipe to try today.
1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
1/2 teaspoon salt, (preferably Celtic sea salt)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2-3 spring green onions
1 cup fresh parsley
Stir all ingredients together. Best when allowed to sit for 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.