Quinoa avocado & apple detox salad

Quinoa avocado & apple detox salad

Quinoa avocado & apple detox salad. Quinoa is a brilliant, tasty grain, packed with iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber and is naturally gluten-free. Consuming 2-3 servings of whole grain foods per day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and obesity.
 Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants and full of fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium, and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. 

They can help in treating diverticulosis; loose weight loss; cardiovascular disease and cholesterol; diabetes; digestion and detox; it contains omega-3s to fight heart disease.

Ingredients
Serves 4

Salad

6 cups / 3.5 oz / 100 gr mesclun (or any other green of your choice)
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 red apple, thoroughly washed and cut into cubes
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons toasted almonds, chopped

Dressing

Juice and zest from 1 lime
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Preparation method

Let’s start this recipe instructions by cooking first the quinoa:

Rinse the quinoa under cold running water to remove its bitter flavour
Tip into a pan and add double the amount of salted water
Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil
Reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender and the liquid is absorbed
Fluff it up with a fork, then pimp it.

Afterwards, in a small bowl whisk all dressing ingredients:  lime juice and zest; olive oil; sea salt and freshly ground white pepper. Let stand 10 minutes.

Place greens into a big bowl. 

Add avocado, quinoa, and apple cubes and toss to combine.

Drizzle with dressing, top with chia seeds, and toasted almonds and serve.

One serving yields 329 calories, 24 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbs, and 7 grams of protein.

After enjoying this detox salad bear in mind that it will boost your energy, rids the body of any excess waste, help with weight loss, better breath and what is really important in our every day decisions, it helps in having clearer thinking.

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