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Quinoa milk recipe
Quinoa milk: a vegan alternative to cow's milk
Quinoa is a grain that has multiple benefits for human health, and is really easy to cook.
Contains large amounts of manganese , which acts as an antioxidant and helps the body get rid of cancer cells and other diseases, magnesium (good for people with headaches and hypertensive persons), calcium, phosphorus, iron .Quinoa is low in cholesterol , high in fiber and carbohydrates, decreases the risk of asthma in children. In one word, it has many properties that deserve to be taken into account and introduce this grain in our diet more often.
Contains no gluten and is a complete protein, packed with essential amino acids, and that means it is ideal for vegetarians and vegans, but not only. Can replace rice. Sprouted quinoa can be added (raw) in the morning, can be used in salads (in Tabouleh, bulgur can be replaced with sprouted quinoa), can be added to food for babies over 8 months with no problems (cooked).
It is extremely easy to sprout .
- Place rinsed quinoa in a ceramic pot and cover with fresh water. Let it soak for 4 hours. Rinse it well and place it in a large strainer or baking tray. Make sure you've strained it well!
- Put the strainer or tray with quinoa in a dark place or even in the fridge. Rinse it again after 4 hours, strain and place it again in the strainer or on the tray.
- After another 4 hours you can use it. If you're not sure you'll be able to complete the last step, make sure you place it in the fridge.
How to make quinoa milk?
Making quinoa milk is really easy.
- 1 cup sprouted quinoa;
- 3 cups fresh water;
Place sprouted quinoa in a high-speed blender and mix until it looks like a puree. Add water and mix again until it looks blended.
Pour the mixture in a large bowl through a cheesecloth or large, fine strainer.
You can add flavors, like vanilla, cinnamon, coconut.