Quinoa is what’s up! Since this has been a week of firsts, I have to share my first quinoa experience with you!
I have heard about this grain for a long time but have never gotten around to buying it. Not anymore. I swaggered over to Whole Foods and loaded up on some red quinoa.
Quinoa is grain discovered in South American which was touted as the “gold of the Incas.”
And you cannot believe how good it is for you! It’s a complete protein, which means that it contains all the amino acids necessary for our nutrition. A complete protein is very rare to find. It’s a great source of protein and gluten-free!! That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what this wonderful grain does for us!
My first and only use thus far has been breakfast. I used the base recipe from here and topped it with coconut butter, sunflower seeds, blueberries and a dash of agave nectar!
Quinoa, along with lentils and oats, are now a part of my staples!
Do you cook with quinoa? What are your favorite recipes?