I absolutely LOVE quinoa from my annual Spring Into Energy program for so many reasons — it's flavourful, it's the most complete plant based protein with all of the essential amino acids for muscle repair after a good workout, and it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
Give my lemony spring quinoa a try to experience these amazing benefits. It serves for so perfect for those meal prep days and you can grab and go during the week!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and soaked for 20 minutes
2 cups vegetable broth
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 small red onion, sliced
1 lb baby arugula
1 15oz can of white or garbanzo beans (Eden Organics is a great brand)
1 small bunch of radishes, sliced
½ cup fresh peas (can also use frozen but defrost them first)
1 carrot, grated
1 bunch of mint, cut into ribbons
½ cup pistachios
zest and juice of one lemon
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
In a pot, combine quinoa, vegetable broth, garlic and red onion. Cook on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.