Lemon Quinoa with Dates

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates – An Easy and Healthy Snack

Lemon Quinoa with Dates

A quick nutrient shot for your body and easy to prepare. A great way to incorporate vitamins and minerals into a snack!

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates contains only 4 ingredients, all healthy!!

Recipe

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 to 1 lemon
Handful of Dates

Boil water, add quinoa. Simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes
Let cool slightly, add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Top with a handful of dates.

Nutritional Value

Quinoa is high in protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and dietary minerals.
Lemons are very high in vitamin C. Lemons also contain citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
Dates are high in fiber and potassium. They also contain copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.

Read about the nutritional value and history of quinoa

Great snack

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with dates is a great nutritious snack loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. With only 4 healthy ingredients, this lemon quinoa recipe is simple to make. It is also easy to take with you as a snack on the run.

The Health Benefits of Quinoa

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Pronounced as KEEN-wah, quinoa truly is a ‘superfood’. They are edible seeds originally from South America that are naturally gluten-free and often grown organically.

Quinoa is considered a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa also contains manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium. There are also thousands of other trace nutrients in quinoa including the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol.

As a bonus, quinoa is also easy to cook. Rinse your quinoa before cooking and use a 2 to 1 ratio water to quinoa. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Enjoy this amazing superfood packed with nutrients!!