Workout, don’t burnout! A recipe that’s gluten free too!

Cooked Quinoa

Everyone knows me as a chiropractor, but little know that I actually cook!  Here’s a power packed recipe that will never let you down during your workout!  In addition, for those with celiac disease, quinoa is a staple that will not harm you!

Quinoa facts:  It’s gluten free, made up of 25% protein, it contains all 8 amino acids, it’s a seed, not a grain. 

Reasons I like Quinoa:   A ¾ cup serving contains: 90 mg of magnesium, 315 mg of potassium, 2.5 mg of fiber and 5 grams of protein!

Here’s one of my favorites from Dr. Meimaris’ Kitchen for Healthy Living, I prepare this salad in the summer time for my family, but it’s also very power packed with goodies for your daily workout.   What’s better than to have the proper fuels available for your body to draw from so that when you workout you don’t  “burnout.”   Quinoa contains is a key staple that has all the amino acids available to you so that you can synthesize complete proteins!  

  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 cups quinoa
  • ½ medium sized onion sautéed in 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • ½  cup shredded raw ginger
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • ½  lemon
  • 1 ½  cup diced cucumber
  • 4 Tbsp. diced scallions
  • 4 Tbsp. roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups spinach or mixed salad greens

Sautee onions, ginger and garlic until the onions are translucent in a saucepan.  Do not over cook, less is more, use a low to medium flame.  Next add the quinoa, water or broth, salt, and turmeric. Keep the mixture covered and cook until the broth mixture has adequately softened the quinoa. Strain quinoa in a mesh strainer, then place in a bowl. Add (squeeze) lemon to the cooked quinoa and put aside to cool.  Once cool, combine all ingredients in a salad bowl. Serve chilled from the refrigerator. Makes 4 servings.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Bon Appetit!

Dr. Meimaris



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2 responses to “Workout, don’t burnout! A recipe that’s gluten free too!

  1. “It is in changing that we find purpose.” – Heraclitus

    Pass this recipe along to your friends!

    –Dr. Meimaris

  2. Liberus

    Read this the other night and had to try it. Nice flavor, goes well with our fresh local Florida fish. Waiting for that cookbook to be published. Congrats on a gr8 blog, Dr. Meech!

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