WCT Apple Pumpkin Quinoa Recipe
Benefits of Quinoa:
Quinoa has been around for centuries and is considered the supergrain of the 21st century. It is one of the only grains that contains all NINE essential amino acids (Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, and Valine). Quinoa contains more than twice the amount of fiber than other grains, helping to prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, heart disease, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.
This supergrain is also rich in several minerals most notably, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, and manganese. Iron attaches to hemoglobin to deliver oxygen to all of our tissues and organs and a deficiency of this mineral results in anemia which could cause serious consequences, especially for busy professionals. Shockingly, more than half of all Americans are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is loaded with health benefits ranging from increasing energy levels, improving sleep, decreased symptoms of constipation and decreasing symptoms of anxiety.
It is no wonder quinoa is the super grain of the 21st century! Why not give this recipe a try and let us know what you think.
1/2 of apple
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
120 (based on 1/2 cup)
Total Cook Time:
Step 1: Add the water to a small pot and heat over a high flame until it begins to boil
Step 2: When the water begins to boil, add in the quinoa, reduce flame to low and cover the pot with lid
Step 3: Using a cutting board, cut up the apple into small cubes
Step 4: When all of the water has been absorbed, and each quinoa has developed an outer white ring, add in the apple and pumpkin, and mix
Step 5: Next add in the cinnamon and nutmeg and any other spices you desire
Step 6. Enjoy
The above ingredients yield approximately 3 cups of Apple Pumpkin Quinoa. We recommend consuming 1/2 cup as your daily serving, therefore you will have 6 servings for the week. Keep refrigerated.