Thursday, 11 September 2014

Vigorous Quinoa & Beet Bowl

This bowl covers your high-quality protein, alpha-linolenic acids (ALA), HDL (good) cholesterol, complex carbohydrates, Omega-3 & Omega-6 essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients.  On top of that, this bowl is plant-based and gluten-free!
Quinoa bowls are easy to make and I love bowls which are dynamic in every bite.


> Organic quinoa
> Beets
> Ginger
> Pumpkin seeds
> Sunflower seeds
> Chickpeas
> Cayenne pepper
> Olive oil
> Balsamic vinegar
> Avocado

*Side Note:  The hummus was made from scratch.  To make, just place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Top it off with cayenne pepper and extra virgin olive oil and it's ready to serve.

Hummus Ingredients:
- One can of chickpeas
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Cayenne pepper
- Salt
- Two garlic cloves

Quinoa:  A rich source of protein providing close to 11 grams of plant-based protein per one cup serving.  Quinoa contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, magnesium phosphorus, potassium and is considered a seed.  GF
Avocado: Delicious and high in nourishing fats and magnesium levels.
Ginger:  Antioxidant effects, gastrointestinal relief, immune booster and shows anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects on cells.
- Pumpkin Seeds: Contains protein, B complex vitamins, and impressive levels of micronutrients such as iron,  tryptophan and phosphorous.
- Sunflower Seeds: High amounts of PUFA (Omega-6 fats) and protein.
- Chick Peas: Provides soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, manganese, and stabilizes blood sugar.  It is low on the glycemic index and is a great source of protein.
- Beets: Cleanses the blood and colon.  Beets are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, sodium, magnesium calcium, iron and phosphorous.  They also have zero trans fat and zero saturated fat.

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