Cooking with Quinoa: 7 Ways to Add This Superfood to Your Diet in 2013

Photo by: Kathy Patalsky
Mango Avocado Superfood Quinoa
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked fluffy quinoa
1/2 cup chopped kale
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 limes, squeezed + a bit ... more 
Photo by: Kathy Patalsky
Mango Avocado Superfood Quinoa
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked fluffy quinoa
1/2 cup chopped kale
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 limes, squeezed + a bit of grated zest
1/4 tsp fine black pepper
1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 cup diced avocado
3/4 cup diced mango
1 Tbsp goji berries soaked in lime juice and a pinch of salt
Directions:
1. Toss cooked quinoa with all the ingredients.
2. Fold in the avocado, mango and goji berries last. Garnish with lime wedges. less 
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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 4:26 PM EST
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is perhaps the most popular superfood of the new millennium, touted for its versatility and nutritional benefits. Gluten-free and high in protein, quinoa delivers a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein all on its own. In fact, the World Health Organization claims that quinoa contains a better protein balance than any grain. With a light, fluffy texture (unlike many whole grains) quinoa can be swapped for rice or other grains, or eaten with dried fruit, nuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar for breakfast, just like oatmeal. If you're looking to incorporate more quinoa in your diet, here are 7 new recipes to try. - By Julie Van Rosendaal



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