This lightning-fast (not counting the soaking time), low-sugar sprouted quinoa recipe is good for newbie raw vegan chefs because it’s so easy to make (yeah, I’m a fan of what’s easy and effective).
Like I mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m working on the eBook where I discuss methods to keep yourself full and trim on a raw vegan diet. It’s called “19 Foods to Lose the Flab on a Raw Vegan Diet + Eight Techniques to Feel Full on Less”. I’m getting slightly behind schedule but soon the book should be out.
This recipe reflects the methods that I discuss in the book.
Because quinoa is high in protein (almost 10 grams per cup) this meal will keep your belly happy for 2-4 hours. Keep in mind that this is sprouted quinoa, which means that it’s bursting with all kinds of known and unknown to man nutrients.
Fast-digesting coconut oil will add comfort to fall days, while lemon will make sure that you stay invigorated (who cares that it’s cold out if you are warm inside!)
- 1 cup sprouted quinoa (takes at least 12 hours to sprout)
- 1/2 organic lemon
- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- dried crushed stevia leaf or stevia extract (optional)
- 3-4 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) [for soaking quinoa]
- Rinse quinoa with filtered water, put into a stainless or glass bowl, and add filtered warm water (go a few inches above the top of the grain).
- Add apple cider vinegar, stir, and leave in warm place. It’s fall now, so the warming center on the stove is perfect (turning it “on” once per 12 hours is enough).
- If the seeds don’t sprout within 12 hours, rinse, and drain all excess water, and keep quinoa in warm place for another 12 hours.
- When sprouted, rinse quinoa several times before using.
- Blend quinoa, lemon and coconut oil (you should be able to blend without water).
- If the shake is too sour for you, sweeten it with stevia.
- Put a piece of lemon and a dose of cheerfulness on top (you about to eat one of the healthiest things on the planet!). My advice – leave the lemon peel on for some zest and a dose of unique phytonutrients not found in the flesh of the lemon.