The detox has been done for about a week now. I’ve been much more mindful about what I’ve been eating and feel just as great as I did doing the detox. I’ve been noticing the best way to stay on track is talking about it. I’m surprised by how many people have been thinking about the food they eat and their health. I’ve been encouraging them to consider their food as fuel, notice how it makes them feel and always aim to feel good.
I used to hate grocery shopping and even sometimes now I try to make it as quick as possible. It all comes down to mindset and how much time I feel I have, which is a whole other conversation. I took the time to read labels and educate myself on different food products, I’ve built a foundation for quick grocery shopping and solid health. I think about super foods, I want foods that are nutrient rich and make me feel energized and vibrant. That is always my goal when it comes to my health, feeling vibrant. Super foods will do that.
I’ve been talking a lot about quinoa this week. I had a cooking with quinoa cooking class and a seminar on the core principles of a healthy diet, which foods that make you feel good kept coming up. Quinoa is a super food, it is high in protein, fibre, and essential nutrients. It is also an anti inflammatory, a healthy source of fat, and gluten free. It’s why the Food and Agricultural Organization of the Untied Nations declared is as food of the year in 2013. If you want to read up on the benefits yourself click here.
I’m surprised by how little I knew about quinoa and other super foods before studying nutrition. It’s great to know the benefits, but what’s more important is how to cook and enjoy eating it. It’s super simple to cook, much like rice. I’ll share a recipe and if you want more super food recipes join my community and get my free 7 super food recipes made with a blender ebook. If you want more click here!
Quinoa Bites: makes 12 muffin size quinoa bites
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
In a pot add the quinoa and vegetable broth, bring to a boil on high heat. Lower to medium heat once beginning to boil, add the broccoli and let simmer for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is soaked up by the quinoa. Set oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin liners. Spoon the cooked quinoa and broccoli into the muffin liners. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top, bake for 7 minutes until cheese is melted. Let cool and enjoy.