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Quinoa

The Quinoa is a super-food in terms of its overall benefits. It provides significant amounts of antioxidants, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The seeds of this South American plant are a rich source of anti-inflammatory compounds, and omega-3 fatty acid.

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The Quinoa is regarded as a perfect source of vitamin E which is closely associated with a beautiful, youthfull skin and hair. It is a good source of calcium – the key element for your healthy nails.

What makes the Quinoa so unique? In fact, this plant features a high concentration of nutrients and certain health-supportive elements for the calories it contains. One portion of cooked Quinoa weighs at about 45-50 g and contains 155 calories. Only one serving of Quinoa provides you with a daily amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Another advantage is that it is a time-saving product and is easy to cook. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this delicious and valualable dish. Quinoa can be eaten as a grain, or ground into flour.

The unrivaled nutrient benefits of Quinoa have been known for 5000 years. There are more than 200 varieties of this plant. The most common type features a sandy-white colour.

Breakfast: Quinoa & cheese

The exotic superfood quinoa is not only very beneficial to your health but could be also very tasty. Here is a special way of cooking quinoa.

Ingredients:

  • 1cup raw quinoa
  • ½ cup of chopped white fetta cheese
  • 15 grams butter or ghee
  • red pepper spice or chilly pepper

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2
Total calories: around 450 kcal
Calories per serving 225 kcal

How to prepare?
Wash the quinoa in a fine strainer. Place it in a pot and and pour a glass of water. Always mix one part of the seeds with two parts of liquid. Bring to boiling, reduce the heat and cover.Cook up to 20 minutes until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Add the chopped cheese, butter and pepper. Enjoy the a breakfast of champions!