Pronounced “keen-wah”, this is a protein-packed grain that looks similar to couscous and is as versatile as rice but has a richer, nuttier flavour. It is ideal for sportsmen (and women) because of its high protein content and is considered a complete protein. Other grains lack the necessary amounts of amino acids to be classed as a complete protein.
quinoa & blueberry breakfast
This grain is also full of nutrients, has a healthy amount of monounsaturated fats (that’s the one that is good for your heart!) and is an antioxidant.
Quinoa is very easy to prepare (similar to rice but quicker) and can be used as an alternative to rice or couscous. It is the ideal dish for vegetarians and vegans since it has high protein content. In addition to all of its wondrous properties, it is also cholesterol-free, low in fat, and contains all of the essential amino acids.
You can enjoy quinoa in salads, on its own, or as an accompaniment to most dishes. Start your day with this super food combo of quinoa and blueberries, guaranteed to give you all the energy you need after a workout.