I absolutely love the simplicity of this dish. A nourishing meat-free bowl. But equally would work well with additional chicken shredded over the top.
One could make in bulk on a Sunday meal-prep sesh and have with either roast vegetables, chicken or even some oven baked salmon. It would also work well as a side salad to a BBQ or jujj up a traditional roast.
The combination of herby quinoa cooked until light and fluffy, tossed with fresh pomegranate, mung beans, lemon zest, salad leaves and scattered with organic goat feta.
A dish that is high in protein, thanks to the quinoa containing all a full protein profile and goat feta, this will help stabilise blood sugars and stop the hungry strikes mid-morning or afternoon.
Why is this dish a gooden?
Quinoa Grains have a really low GI, so they work so well as slow release energy and don’t impact your blood sugars. Up and down blood sugars can play havoc with our mood. So by making sensible choices like quinoa will benefit our mood. They are also one of the only grains that have all of their 9 essential amino acids and is considered a full protein. So great to heal, repair and protect tissues, cells, muscles around the body.
Pomegranates is the old French word for ‘seeded apples’, they are a fabulous source of potassium which is crucial to maintain a fluid balance in the body, by helping to maintain water balance as well as proper nerve and muscle impulses. They are also a great source of vitamin c and fibre which is good for immunity and digestion.
Rocket is a great source of fibre and vitamin C, it is also alkalinising, what we mean by this is it creates a good alkaline environment for your body to work at its best.
Mung beans are a fantastically nourishing legume, not only is it a good source of protein which is great for development and replenishment of every cell in the body, but also a good source of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate (this is a b-vitamin which is commonly associated with pregnancy, but there are also links with folic acid deficiency and mental disorders such as depression), vitamin C will help with boosting our immunity by supporting our body eradicate free radicals or bacteria that causes harm and damages our cells. Vitamin K is required for blood clotting or known as coagulant, also needed for binding of calcium in our bones to keep them strong.
Cucumber is very alkalinising on the body. It is not only great for your skin, hair and nails, as well being brilliant for people who might suffer from excessive sweating
Lemon adds that extra boost of vitamin C for your immunity and helps to stimulate digestion.
Enjoy this one. I certainly did.