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[RECIPE] Apple cinnamon quinoa bowl

Quinoa is one of the more popular gluten-free ancient grains, primarily due to its rich protein content.

Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete plant protein, providing 8g per one-cup serving.

Quinoa has a mild taste and is easy to use in breakfast recipes, and various lunch and dinner meals.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 1 ¼ cups almond milk
  • 1 scoop plant protein powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ apple, sliced
  • Cashew nuts, sliced
  • 1 tbsp natural macadamia nut butter

Quinoa is a good source of dietary fibre, and contains potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate and zinc, along with potent antioxidants in the form of quercetin and kaempferol.

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa in 1 cup of almond milk in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce to low heat to simmer until quinoa is tender.
  2. Stir in cinnamon and plant protein, adding the additional ¼ cup almond milk to blend in the protein powder.
  3. Serve in a bowl. Garnish with sliced apple, a dollop of macadamia nut butter and coulis.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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