It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of quinoa as it mixes and matches with just about everything I cook.  It is a wonderful "starting off" point for so many recipes, as well as being filling, easy to digest and of course, delicious! 

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge, and it will keep a little longer.

~ just a few of the benefits ~

  • The only grain to contain all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
  • It contains almost twice as much fibre as most other grains, which aids effective digestion, while helping to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. 
  • Contains more protein than any grain – one serve provides 28% of your daily intake.
  • Great source of iron, enabling the blood to carry oxygen around the body.
  • Packed with magnesium and manganese, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, mostly in the form of oleic acid, which improves the digestive tracts ability to absorb nutrients, as well as lowering the risk of heart disease.
  • High in B vitamins, zinc, potassium, calcium, fibre and vitamin E. 
  • Gives a slow release of energy making it a great alternative to rice and couscous.