Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie – A Healthy Breakfast Alternative
Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day because it decreases our overall fat intake. Skipping breakfast leads to overeating during the other meals which result in weight gain. Although, it doesn’t seem to matter if you skip it given that you eat healthy for the rest of the day. On an average, a healthy diet would allow an intake of 1200 calories divided into four meals of 400 calories in a day. However, eating healthy doesn’t give us as many delicious choices as we’d like, so here’s something tasty that’s equally healthy: Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie – A healthy breakfast alternative.
Quinoa is often referred to as superfood and rightly so as it is high in fiber, high-quality protein and contains all essential amino acids. It is a great alternative to wheat and is as versatile as rice. It is both, gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. These properties have all been linked to weight loss and improved health, making it one of the most popular health foods in the world. Ideal for both, Indian and western cooking, this supergrain can be enjoyed in a variety of recipes; cakes, eggs, salads, cookies, pancakes, meatballs or as accompaniments to the main course.
Without further ado, here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Quinoa Recipe
½ cup Organic Farmers Co. Quinoa flakes, cooked
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup honey (or to taste)
1 cup ice
1 cup almond milk
Combine quinoa, cocoa, honey, ice and almond milk in the blender.
Blend all the ingredients until they combine, and the mixture becomes smooth.
Top it with some chocolate chips or sprinkles and your smoothie is ready to serve.
Tip: You can use agave nectar instead of honey
Recipe: Ally Zeitz, Drexel Food Lab
About Organic Farmers Co.
Organic Farmers Co. is committed to accelerating healthy, nutritious living along with sincere and sustainable farming. We are here to safeguard natural resources, build farmer capacity, and enable access to markets – ensuring farmers life quality improves while you get products that are delicious and nutritious. We’ve taken the initiative of organically farming Quinoa in Rajasthan and supporting local farmers and creating and innovative line of healthy food products.
Our product line ranges from Ready to Eat Snacks using Quinoa, Quinoa Flakes, Quinoa Flour, Quinoa & Semolina Pasta, Quinoa Whole Grain.
So, giving a huge shout out to Organic Farmers Co. for their amazing Quinoa products. They’ve been so kind as to give you, all of my dear readers, a 10% discount on using this code when buying any of their products from their site: RADHIKAMUNDRA10
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The nutty flavour of quinoa combined with cocoa and honey creates a perfect blend that too under 400 calories in this chocolate quinoa smoothie. Also, this is a great recipe for including healthier foods to your child’s diet.
Do try this recipe and don’t forget to share your experience in the comment box! Have you tried any other quinoa recipes before? What is your go-to Smoothie? Let me know in the comments!