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Berry And Nut Quinoa

berry_nut_quinoaSometimes you get home and you just want something fast to eat that is delicious and nutritious. Quinoa, pronounced “keen-wah” is  an ancient Inca seed that has grain-like properties. If you haven’t tried it, you MUST, and if you have, you know why it is AMAZING. It takes less time to cook than rice and is just as satisfying. It is also a COMPLETE protein, meaning it has, in adequate proportions, all nine essential amino acids that we need for a healthy body. For this recipe, I love eating the quinoa cold, but it is also great hot with vegetables instead of berries.


Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup berries (blueberries, raspberries or cranberries)

1/4 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

Rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear, then drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add the water and salt. Once boiling, cover, reduce heat and simmer until the water is fully absorbed. This can take 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the quinoa to cool and then add the berries and nuts. Enjoy this filling yet light meal for breakfast or lunch.

About Ginna Mueller

Ginna Rose Mueller has her B.S. in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University. She finds her passion in learning as much as she can about holistic health practices and is particularly fond of holistic nutrition. She lives in the beautiful town of Cambria, California, where she works as a chiropractor's assistant, teaches yoga and cooks holistically for individuals in her area. She and her husband, Brian, enjoy fresh vegetables from their whimsical garden and are conscious of living in simple abundance. She loves “make your own” anything and is always creating and experimenting. Brian has named her the family scientist. She lives in awe of what God can do when we live free of societal fears and look forward with faith.
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