You might ask yourself on what base I made this nutrition week.
Of course I build it up on my personal demand: but this works for everybody
- NO MEAT and FISH
- NO SUGAR
- NO ALCOHOL
- GLUTEN FREE
- NO EGGS
- NO MILK PRODUCTS
- NO SOY MILK
So you ask yourself what is left?
Believe me enough for a week!!!
TODAY IS GRAIN DAY
(only one grain for the day)
and I choose QUINOA
There’s no doubt that quinoa is a nutritional star.
Quinoa was sacred to the incas in south america, who called it “chisiya mama” (chee – si – ya – ma – mah) or mother of all grains.
Widely considered a whole grain today, quinoa technically isn’t a grain. It’s the seed of the goosefoot plant, which is related to Swiss chard and spinach.
But like whole grains, quinoa is high in fiber, which may lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and help control your weight.
It’s also a good source of protein. One cup has 8 grams, about the same amount in a glass of lowfat milk.
Quinoa is one of the only plant foods that provides all nine essential amino acids
One of those amino acids is lysine, which is important for tissue growth and repair… and helps the body absorb calcium.
When preparing quinoa, cooks should rinse it first to remove any powdery residue. The simplest way to do this is to place the grains in a strainer and rinse them until the water runs clear.
Quinoa is Gluten free
Prepare it like rice.
I prepared immediately for the whole day. So I just boiled it with a tiny bit of salt and some mandarine peel. Like this it stays very neutral and you can use it later sweet or salty.
Quinoa with pink Grapefruit and roasted Almonds and Cinnamon
Just for your information:
GLUTEN FREE grains are:
Quinoa, Rice, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Millet
Even if you have no intolerance in Gluten, I would suggest to eat Gluten free during the DETOX week.
Beetroot Carpaccio with fresh grated Horseradish, in olive oil grilled Mushrooms, Quinoa, spring leave salad with Figs vinegar and Sea salt ,chives
The Mushrooms I just grilled in Olive oil with some Sea salt
The Beetroot I prepare in the oven. Just wrap the raw root several times in aluminum foil and give it for about one hour, depends the size, in the hot oven. Like this it gets very tasty and all vitamins stay inside.
As I have prepared several bottles of soup last day which I stored in bottles in the fridge
there will be GREEN SOUP for Dinner
I added just some of the Quinoa and some fresh Coriander on top.
Have a nice evening