Quinoa Start

Did you have quinoa for breakfast before? It’s not something you will think of as a breakfast, but it’s actually a perfect start of your day. Quinoa is super healthy! It’s high in protein and also contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. That is not all, it also contains magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and it’s high in fiber. Oh and it’s gluten free! I often cook some quinoa in the beginning of the week and keep it in the fridge. This way I can use it in salads etc. during the week, but also for this recipe. Quinoa is actually a seed and it has quite a neutral taste, this is why it’s perfect to enjoy in savoury and sweet dishes. I’m sure that if you’ve had quinoa before, you probably had it for lunch or dinner in a savoury dish, but why not try it like this?

QUINOA START 

Serves: 1 

1 cup quinoa (cooked)
1/2 cup oat milk
2 tbs porridge oats
1 tbs maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
fresh berries

-Put everything in a pan, mix it up and let it come to boil on a medium heat.
-Lower the heat and let it simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring!
-Put it in a bowl and add some delicious fresh berries.

Are you going to try this for breakfast? Please let me know if you liked it and what toppings you chose. You can do this in the comments below, by tagging me or by using #planetmanel on Instagram. Thank you! X

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Quinoa Queen

12999687_1130626650314770_642358016_oQuinoa is just amazing. It’s considered a complete protein and it’s naturally gluten free. It also contains B-vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, fiber and is a source of magnesium and iron. You can use quinoa for all sorts of dishes. Warm, cold, burgers, salads etc. So apart from that it’s tasty and you can make so many different dishes with it, it is also super healthy.
A true Queen.

Thats why today a lovely and easy to make lunch or dinner recipe with quinoa and a lot of yummy vegetables. You can eat this warm, but also cold and turn it into a salad.

12970251_1130626620314773_158389587_oServes: 2

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1/2 small butternut squash (sliced)
1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
1/2 red onion, (sliced)
1/2 cube vegetable stock
marinade
2 garlic cloves (mashed)
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
decorate
1/2 spring onion (diced)
1 tbsp hemp seeds

12962637_1130626690314766_45464483_oINSTRUCTIONS:
-Preheat the oven to 200C.
-Cook the quinoa as described on the pack together with the vegetable stock.
-Put the squash, the bel pepper and the onion in a mixing bowl.
-Put the olive oil, sesame oil, garlic, salt, pepper and the turmeric in a cup with a lid. Shake it well and mix it in with the vegetables.
-Spread the vegetables on the oven tray(covered with baking paper) and put them in the oven for 15 minutes.
-Sprinkle the hempseed and the spring onion on top just before serving.

Do you like quinoa? Are you going to make this recipe? Please let me know or show me using #PlanetManel on Instagram! I would love to see some beautiful pictures. Thank you! X