Hello lovely readers,
For me, quinoa is an incredible source of protein, tasty, versatile and cheap too. It’s a great choice if you don’t eat much meat too, but ensure you soak it in some warm water before use!
Many grains can be covered in phytic acid which prohibits the absorption of minerals and inhibits enzymes that we need to digest our food. While whole grains have a much higher mineral content than processed grains, we won’t get the full benefit of that nutrition if phytic acid blocks us from absorbing it.
Grains that are high in phytic acid are rye, wheat, barley & buckwheat. Lower quantities are found in millet, brown rice and oats. Soaking in warm water, sprouting or fermenting these grains activates the enzyme phytase to help neutralise the acid.
Having suffered with digestion problems for so long, this was vitally important to improving my digestive health. So if you suffer with bloating, stomach cramps, IBS or any type of auto immune disease, I highly recommend you soak your grains, or even start to sprout them!
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 red chilli, chopped
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- Handful fresh herbs, I use either coriander or parsley
- 1 vine tomato
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
1. Add quinoa, tamari, salt & apple cider vinegar to a pan. Cook quinoa in 1 1/2 cups of water.
2. Cook until the water has absorbed and the quinoa grows its little white tails!
3. Mix in chilli, spring onion & herbs.
4. Serve topped with sliced tomato & avocado, with freshly squeezed lemon drizzled over.
Revitalise Tip: Cook this in bulk and keeping in the fridge so you can have it as a quick snack, or as a base for your salads.
Much love until next time