Quinoa is a favorite food of the members of our medical weight loss clinics because it packs a serious protein punch. It’s considered a superfood since it contains one of the highest levels of complete protein among all foods. Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids to help you build lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn every day. It also aids weights loss by curbing hunger.
Quinoa also packs nearly twice as much fiber as most grains, prompting many to call it a “supergrain.” This makes it incredibly filling and essential for healthy digestion. Quinoa was deemed the “gold of the Incas” because it was thought to boost stamina and endurance among their warriors. It is also an excellent source of iron, magnesium, manganese, lysine and vitamin B2.
Quinoa is not just for lunch and dinner—it makes an excellent breakfast and gives old school porridge a new twist. By adding apple, the fiber content is boosted even more, making this the ultimate hunger-satiating breakfast. Almonds are loaded with omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory, as well as copper, magnesium and vitamin E. Almond butter is also rich in the healthy, unsaturated fats, as well as calcium, copper and magnesium. The cinnamon doesn’t just add flavor, it’s a rich source of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, manganese and vitamin K.
Add some of your favorite berries or fruit to make this tasty breakfast even more delicious! Visit this link to learn more about our medical weight loss clinics.
2/3 cup quinoa
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp Natural Almond Butter
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
¼ cup of almonds, slivered
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and start cooking on low heat. Stir the ingredients together and then cover. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes. The quinoa will appear fluffy once it’s fully cooked. Stir again when it’s done and serve.
Makes two servings