Quinoa recipe for athlete’s diet

How to make a quinoa with raisins to maintain muscles in good health



How to make it

  • Take a glass as a quinoa measure. A full glass may serve for 2 servings.
  • Wash the quinoa with the help of a colander under running water.
  • Put in a pot to boil water. At a double amount of quinoa (for 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water).
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium intensity and cover it. Quinoa may take 1418 minutes to cook.
  • In a pan with oil, fry the onion with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat, until caramelized. Go stirring.
  • Add a tablespoon of turmeric to the fried onion and stir to mix well.
  • Add raisins, stir, and cook 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the quinoa, mix well, cover and leave 3 minutes on low heat to blend flavors.
  • Serve as accompaniment.

    quinoa with onion and raisins

    Suggested way of serving quinoa with onion and raisins

Nutritional properties of quinoa with raisins

Quinoa is a pseudocereal rich in proteins, omega-3 (it contains more protein and omega-3 than any cereal) and B vitamins

This is an energetic and highly nutritious recipe. It primarily provides carbohydrates that are high in amino acids and essential fatty acids, important for the functioning of the nervous system (people with stress, anxiety, depression, etc.), and to maintain muscles in good health (very suitable for athlete’s diet).

Quinoa is indicated for obesity diet because of its high satiating power, that will prevent craving for food between meals. In one study, it was determined that quinoa provides more satiety that rice.

Plant foods in this recipe add different properties to those of quinoa:

Ideal recipe for all kinds of healthy diets and suitable for coeliacs.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

23 March, 2022

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