Quinoa–Lose Weight–Rejuvenate Your Body–Feel Energized!

Eating nutritious foods that promote healthy weight loss and improve energy levels and moods is found in quinoa. This is one of the extraordinary nutrient-dense foods with many important healing properties.

The health of our brain, like any organ, depends upon a supply of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which also play a role in our psychological health. A study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture in 2010 found that quinoa provides key antioxidants. These antioxidants protect our cell membranes for healthy brain neuronal functions.

Quinoa is an easy solution on a busy day for a nutritious meal that is easy to make, increases energy, and supports emotional balance and healthy weight loss.

This may look like a grain, but in fact it is a seed of a broadleaf plant. Quinoa contains all of the essential amino acids and provides micronutrients, such as B-vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin E, which promote good health. With having a very good source of magnesium, this mineral relaxes blood vessels and calms the body. It is a clean source of protein and does not contain cholesterol like animal and dairy products. Gluten free, it is easy digest. It also has fiber to help support a healthy digestive track.

How can quinoa be part of the solution to satisfying your hunger? Unlike simple carbs that spike blood sugar levels that soon leave us hungry, quinoa is a slow burning carbohydrate. This helps to break down sugar levels, provide satiety (fullness) and control our hunger.

An easy recipe for quinoa can be found on my blog post. Be inspired and enjoy good health!

Alice Anne Millington

www.NovaWellnesssCounseling.com

High Protein Delight–Red Quinoa

High Protein Delight–Red Quinoa

Want to lose weight a healthy way?

This dish provides a balance of all essential amino acids and is a considered a complete protein. A wonderful to serve as a side dish or have as your main course.

First rinse your quinoa to remove the natural saponin coating, which can be quite bitter. A wonderful side dish or have this as your main course. Allow 30 minutes for preparation and cooking time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 Tlb. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1 cup zucchini, dice in small cubes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. zest orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, diced or 1 tsp. (dried)
  • 3 sprigs of fresh basil, diced or 1 tsp. (dried)
  • 1 dash of red chili pepper (optional)
  • Herbamare to flavor for salt replacement

Instructions:

Prepare your vegetables and set aside. Add quinoa to water, cook over medium heat for 25 minutes or until cooked and fluffy. Sauté vegetables in olive oil with orange zest and seasonings. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Add orange juice, cook for several minutes.

Have fun and enjoy!

Alice Anne Millington

Visit: www.NovaWellnessCounseling.com