Quinoa is a food for health conscious people. Although it is becoming staple food in many western countries. Quinoa is mildly high calorie food, so if you are dieting and want to reduce weight or fat then you can have it controlling the portion. It is rich with various nutritional elements including vitamin v complex, minerals, phosphorous, copper, manganese, zinc and iron.
As you already know that it is a high calorie food that’s why controlling portion of this food is essential. You can keep various types of vegetables in your meal to increase volume of meal.
Every cup of quinoa comes with protein and fiber which helps to lose extra fat from your body. Dieticians suggest to eat at least 30 grams of fiber per day which is easily can be filled with a small amount of quinoa. On the other side quinoa containing protein keeps balance of blood sugar level by taking more energy than that of carb.
Calories in quinoa
Per serving of quinoa contains 222 calories. As you can see that only a small amount of serving contains enough calories but interesting matter is it contains no cholesterol and only 4 grams of fat. So eating a very small amount of quinoa you can lose substantial weight in a few days.
Quinoa banana berry smoothie
- Half cooked quinoa
- Chilled banana
- Chilled raspberries
- Green tea
- Few ice cubes
Take all the elements in a blender and blend it until it becomes smooth. Then pour it in the serving glasses.