Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has the highest nutritional profile and cooks the fastest of all grains. It is an extremely high-energy grain and has been grown and consumed for about 8,000 years on the high plains of the Andes Mountains in South America.

Characteristics
•    Contains all eight amino acids to make it a complete protein
•    Has a protein content equal to milk
•    High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium & vitamin E
•    Gluten-free; easy to digest
•    Ideal food for endurance
•    Strengthens the kidneys, heart, and lungs

I like to make a large batch at the beginning of the week, then add my flavors each morning. It’s super easy and super satisfying.

2 Cups Warm Cooked Quinoa
½ Teas. Vanilla Extract
1 Teas Cinnamon
1 Tabl Coconut Oil
2 pinches of Sea Salt
Optional: Chopped Brazil nuts, hemp seed, berries, and/or Fresh Almond Milk

Directions:

  1. Put 1 cup dry quinoa in 2 cups of water. Soak overnight.
  2. Then, rinse your quinoa, as there is a soapy substance that needs to be removed.
  3. Replace existing water with fresh water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 mins or until all the water is gone.
  4. Then, after the quinoa is cooked, mix in the ingredients above and enjoy a super tasty, nutritious meal. Makes enough to last 2 to 3 days.