WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT
Quinoa is one of the most delicious, gluten-free, high protein seeds out there. This power-packed superfood has a lovely neutral flavour, with earthy undertones that makes the perfect canvas for just about any dish you want to create. What I love quinoa is that it’s quick to cook, around 15 minutes, so you can create a healthy meal without any fuss in the kitchen. It has a delicate and nutty flavour and I often can’t put down the spoon once I’ve started eating it. I love to use any leftover cold quinoa as a base to salads and fold through lemon, olive oil, massaged kale and fresh chopped garden herbs.
Technically quinoa is not a grain but a seed and is also a complete protein, which means it contains all the 9 essential amino acids that the body needs for repair. Quinoa is also a good source of lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair and the formation of collagen which is important for healthy skin.