Some of you have asked about the quinoa recipe posted earlier this week. I made this recipe and served it to my husband, aunt, uncle, and cousin for breakfast this morning. It was fabulous! I didn’t have enough blackberries for the full amount, so I used all the frozen berries I had and thawed them: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. I served the nuts on the side, since my cousin’s allergic. Everyone enjoyed it! I was nervous because I’d had several people tell me quinoa was not enjoyable even though it was nutritious. I disagree. This was a great recipe! Enjoy it!
Quinoa is considered a Supergrain! It contains carbohydrates for energy, high level of protein, and essential amino acids, especially Omega-3 fatty acids.
Here’s a sample of quinoa nutrition facts:
Ancient Harvest Quinoa Organic Whole Grain – Traditional
Serving Size: 1/4 cup dry (42g)
Calories 172, Calories from Fat 25, Total Fat 2.8g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg,
Sodium 1mg, Carbohydrate 31g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Soluble 36%, In-Soluble 64%, Sugars 3g, Protein 6g
Glycemic Index: 35