Quinoa Broccoli Salad (Vegan)


Ingredients for 1 Portion:

1/2 Cup Quinoa
1-2 Cups of Broccoli
a few salad leafs, washed and chopped
1 carrot, grated
10 Goji Berries
2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Seeds
6 crushed Walnuts
1 Tsp. of Chia
1 Tbsp. Linseedoil
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
1 Tsp. fresh grated Ginger

Cook the Quinoa with 1/2 Tsp. of Salt and 2 Cups of Water covered on medium heat until all the moisture is absorbed.

Cook the washed and chopped up Broccoli in Salt water for only a few minutes (2-4 minutes). The Broccoli needs to stay al dente. Poor off the Water and let it cool down.

Mix in a salad bowl: Linseedoil, Lime Juice, grated Ginger, Salt and Pepper. Then add the crushed Walnuts, Goji Berries, Chia and Pumpkin Seeds.

Just before serving you add the cooked Quinoa, cooked Broccoli and the Salad leafs and mix it with the rest.

I enjoy the salad, when the Quinoa and Broccoli is still a little warm.

Why Quinoa:
It contains lots of high quality protein and essential amino acids, including lysine, which occurs almost exclusively in meat and fish otherwise. Also it has a relatively high content of iron, calcium and magnesium. It is gluten free.
Why Broccoli:
It can actively support the body’s cells and immune system. It not only has antioxidants and a beneficial effect on hormone metabolism, but can also slow the growth of abnormal cells.
Why Carrots:
They contain beta-carotene. The fibers regulate the digestive system. They can have a preventive effect against cancer.
Why Goji Berries:
They contain more vitamin C than oranges and contains a lot of vitamin A. In addition, goji berries are especially rich in protein, hematopoietic iron, vitamin B1, dietary fiber and vitamin E. It acts naturally antibacterial. The betaines promote the memory and muscle growth.
Why Pumpkin Seeds:
They are rich in protein, vitamin E and B vitamins.
Why Walnuts:
It is a good source of protein, vitamin E and linoleic acid.
Why Chia:
Chia contain 5x more Calcium then milk. Also it has lots of antioxidants and omg3
Why Ginger:
Ginger is anti-inflammatory, expectorant and analgesic. Ginger tea can help with digestive problems, as a bath it can solve additive muscle tension. It helps if you get car, bus or plane sick, if you chew on a piece of ginger.
Why Linseedoil:
It contains lots of the 3-polyunsaturated Omega, more than most other vegetable oils.It can inhibit inflammation, promote blood clotting and dilate the blood vessels. It regulates blood pressure and blood lipids and can prevent against thrombosis, heart attack and stroke.


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