Why quinoa is a good substitute for rice and other cereals? Its because it is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.
It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
The cooking process is also quite easy as it requires the cooking of quinoa in boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes.
Here I’m sharing an easy recipe which is good for breakfast which will keep you energized throughout the day.
• 1 cup cooked quinoa ( used here is Indiagate brand)
• (1/2 cup) natural yoghurt
• 1 apple, coarsely grated
• (1/2 cup) milk (used here is cow’s milk but almond milk or soy milk can also be used)
• 1 tablespoon sunflower seed kernels
• 2 teaspoons chia seeds
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 cup fresh mixed berries (here I have used blackberries and blue berries).
Combine the quinoa , yoghurt, apple, milk, sunflower seed kernels, chia seeds, berries and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes to soften. Serve topped with berries and slices of apple.