We recently featured quinoa as one of our Quick and Easy Healthy Proteins. Quinoa is the perfect carbohydrate to eat straight after a workout as it replenishes the muscles and is a complete protein that will repair the impact of training.
Here are five quinoa recipes for you to try after your next workouts.
Quinoa, Broccoli and Chickpeas
With three of the cleanest sources of protein, this recipe is the ideal post-workout meal. Just one cup of broccoli will provide you with 100 percent of your daily intake for potassium vitamin C and vitamin K, all of which help to keep muscles and bones strong.
These patties go really well with almost anything to make a nutritious meal. You could add salmon turning them into fish cakes or simply have them with a few portions of vegetables. This recipe will make around 20 patties so you can save some for another meal or even use them for a healthy snack.
Beetroot and Quinoa Burgers
Finding a healthy burger that tastes great is like discovering a fine wine that leaves you feeling fresh in the morning. This beetroot and quinoa burger is exactly that. Beetroot is also another great super food packed with antioxidants. If you suffer from gluten intolerance you can swap the burger bun with portobello mushrooms or slices of sweet potato.
Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
Breakfast is one of the hardest meals of the day to keep healthy. It is very easy to sacrifice but is also one of the most important ways to start your day. Cereal is well known for how quick and easy it is to prepare, but it can quite often be packed with unhealthy sugars. This quinoa cereal recipe, once made, can be prepared in the mornings within minutes. You can also use almond milk to keep it lactose free as well as add any extra fruits. We tried banana and blueberries which hit the spot nicely.
Quinoa, Chickpea and Spinach Salad
Salads are perfect to take to the office for lunch. The beauty of a salad is that you can add extra vegetables to enhance the nutritional content. This recipe will give you the perfect base for you to add in your own favourite ingredients.
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