Almond Quinoa Power Bowl
Courtesy of Almond Board of California
Almonds, cranberries, and a hint of mint bring this nourishing bowl into play to satisfy you on the busiest days! Created by Corey Calliet, celebrity fitness trainer, on behalf of Almond Board of California.
1 cup (250 ml) uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup (60 ml) dried unsweetened cranberries
1/4 cup (60 ml) sliced almonds
1/8 cup (30 ml) fresh basil
1 tablespoon (15 ml) avocado oil
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml+) sea salt
1 teaspoon (5 ml) lime juice
Calories 269, Fiber5.5g, Total Fat 8g, Sat Fat .8g, Sodium 159g, Calcium 50mg, Potassium 395mg, Protein 9.8mg, Carb 40.4g, Cholesterol 0mg
Rinse quinoa well using a strainer under running water before cooking.
In a medium sized pot, add 1 cup (250 ml) quinoa and 2 cups (500 ml) water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and decrease to a gentle simmer.
Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all the water (approximately 10-15 minutes). Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Add quinoa with all remaining ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and gently fluff with a fork until everything is well incorporated.
Garnish with additional basil leaves and enjoy!