Superfood Bean & Quinoa Salad (VG + GF)

Updated: Aug 13

Try this delicious quinoa power bowl! It is filled with vitamins and nutrients. It is easy and fast to prepare and can make a perfect lunch to take to work on a busy day. The salad is super hight in fiber, meaning it will fill you up to a complete satisfaction while providing you with plenty of protein too! What more could you ask for?

Quinoa is considered to be a wholegrain (like rice or wheat and barley), but quinoa is actually a seed. One cup of quinoa contains 220 calories, 39g of carbohydrate, 5g of fiber and 8g of protein.
Superfood Bean & Quinoa Salad

MAKES: 6 servings


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

TOTAL = 45 min

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Cooked quinoa (about 1 cup dry quinoa)

  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp Ground cumin

  • 1 Clove garlic, crashed

  • Juice of one lemon (about 2 tbsp)

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional for heat)

  • 2 cups Cooked black beans (red beans are OK too)

  • 1 Red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 Red onion, chopped

  • Sweet corn - as much or as little as you wish

A pinch of:

  • Pink Himalayan salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Fresh coriander (the more - the better)

Optional:

  • chilli sauce

  • avocado, mashed

  • plain plant-based yogurt

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LET's DO THIS: 

Cook the quinoa and the beans separately as instructed on the package.


While the quinoa and beans are cooking, mix the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lemon, salt, black and cayenne pepper together in bowl for the flavours to combine.


Once the quinoa and beans are cooked let them cool a little bit then rinse and dry them well before mixing them together in a bowl with the prepared dressing. Add the chopped (try to cat everything to a similar size of the beans) vegetables to the quinoa and bean mix and gently fold it all together with the dressing, and add the fresh chopped coriander.


It is best served slightly warm or at room temperature, but you might prefer to eat it completely cooled down. Enjoy!

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Quinoa

It is a complete protein that provides plenty of iron, zinc manganese and magnesium - supporting healthy bones. It is a great source of antioxidants (bioflavonoids and flavonoids), hence is no surprise that it has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains prebiotics to support healthy digestion and reduces risk of diabetes.


Beans

Let's put it this way = if you want to increase your lifespan, EAT BEANS! Beans are rich in antioxidants which protect against free radicals that could damage your cells and lead to cancer. They are also packed with dietary fibre (both soluble and insoluble), help regulate your blood sugars, lower cholesterol and they are also beneficial for your heart. Beans also provide iron, manganese, B vitamins .


AYURVEDA:

Kapha food 

 - Element - earth + water

   - Energy - cold + moist 


recommended for Pitta and Vata types

✗ aggravates Kapha dosha types


DISCOVER YOUR DOSHA

We are each a mix & a mach of unique energies, called Doshas according to Ayurveda.

In this quiz, Veronika breaks down the percentage of each Dosha within you, to give you a deeper understanding of your true nature and showing you how to take the best care of yourself to achieve overall wellbeing and contentment.


WHICH DOSHA AM I?

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CHAKRA HEALING FOOD:

• Muladhara | Root Chakra


FOODS: Root vegetables (Beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips) lentils, beans, quinoa and red fruits.



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