Friday, June 17, 2016

Quinoa Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. For a long time I was only having a protein shake with protein powder, oatmeal and flax milk for breakfast. This was a good and nutritious breakfast but it was not enough food to fuel my body for the hard workouts I am doing. 

I have been eating this quinoa breakfast scramble for breakfast for a week now and can already tell a difference in my energy levels and I am not as hungry at night. 

Here is the recipe for this easy and nutritious breakfast. 

Ingredients 

1/4 cup cooked quinoa

1 eggs, scrambled

½ avocado, cubed

1 tablespoon salsa

½ teaspoon lemon pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

Place quinoa in a serving bowl

Top with eggs and avocado.

Top with salsa and sprinkle with lemon pepper and garlic salt.
Ever wonder what makes quinoa a nutritious superfoods. Here are seven health benefits that quinoa has. 

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight as it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.

3. Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. 

4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.

5. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

6. Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.

7. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.

Enjoy!