Quinoa is a highly nutritious food in South America that was considered in the past, the gold of the Incas. It was considered sacred and was used by the Incas in their rituals. It is a grain type rich in protein and aminoacids that can easily replace any type of grain. Covered saponin which gives a bitter taste, it should be washed before cooking cream of quinoa or anything else using this cereal.
Health Benefits of Quinoa
It is rich in protein, iron, calcium, potassium, copper and helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, asthma in children, cardiovascular disease, migraines and gallstones.
Quinoa is an important source of calcium for the growth of teeth, bones and skin. This type of grains can be consumed by those who are allergic to wheat and suffer from celiac disease, since it does not contain gluten. It is a great source of fiber which helps the body and is toning the colon.
Quinoa contains protein. In fact this is aprotein complex because it contains all essential amino acids. Lysine is particularly needed for growth and repair of body tissues.
It has a high content of manganese, that acts as an antioxidant in the body, contributing to the elimination of dangerous cancer cells and other diseases. These signals proved to be a good source of magnesium, which helps treat headaches and migraines by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the risk of hypertension.
The food is rich in carbohydrates and is an efficient source of energy for children and athletes. Quinoa has a high level of insoluble fiber which helps avoid gallstones, especially in women who are prone to this.
Ingredients to prepare cream of quinoa:
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
- 2 tablespoons walnuts
- 1 orange, chopped
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
How to prepare at home Cream of Quinoa
- Bring quinoa and salted water to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except protein powder, stirring until creamy.
- Sprinkle protein powder on top and serve immediately.
Yield: 1 serving