CHARD & QUINOA

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Hey guys, today I want to share a healthy and fresh recipe with you. My lovely friend Carina surprised me with a bunch of very fresh chard. I was so happy & felt very honored. Fresh chard is so amazing, I really wish I had a garden. I would spend all my time outside growing my own leafy greens and veggies.  I decided to top this healthy quinoa chard wrap with this new kind of guacamole that everyone is freaking out about, because there are peas in it. Yes, peas. I agree with many saying that we shouldn’t change a traditional recipe like that, just to add some „crunchiness“ but I also would like to say that this is just one way to spice up your guacamole game. I do recommend to give it a try, I really liked it. But create something new, don’t add it to your traditional Mexican food. Check out this craziness on buzzfeed.

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– CHARD & QUINOA –

for 2-4; vegan

Ingredients

SPICY QUINOA
– 1 cup of quinoa
– 1 spring onion
– 5 garlic cloves
– 5 mushrooms
– beet greens
– 1 tbsp. of curry
– salt & chili peppers

GUACAMOLE & PEAS
– 1 ripe avocado
– 1 spring onion
– juice of 1/2 organic lemon
– fresh cilantro
– peas (NYT Green Pea Guacamole) 
– salt

Instruction

SPICY QUINOA
1. Wash quinoa. Boil for about 15 minutes.
2. Drain quinoa and add it to mushroom curry. Roast for another 10 minutes and add some salt and chili peppers if desired.
3. Cut mushrooms and garlic in slices and roast gently with curry powder until golden. (no oil needed)
4. Cut beet greens and add as well.

GUACAMOLE & PEAS
2. Guacamole: Mash up avocado with lemon juice and salt. Cut spring onions and cilantro and mix into your guacamole. Top with fresh peas.

Serve immediately. Wash chard, dry and get ready to enjoy life. Bring in quinoa and top with guacamole with peas.

Health Benefits

Quinoa is just amazing. It helps to protect your heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and pancreas against oxidative stress and promotes a healthier weight. It is stacked with folate, vitamin B6, thiamin and minerals like magnesium, copper and manganese. Although it is eaten like a grain, it actually is a seed and it is a complete protein which means that it contains all the amino acids necessary for your protein needs. It is very versatile and you can even sprout it and enjoy it raw.

Chard helps to stimulate bone growth and development. It reduces risk of diabetes and helps to prevent cancer such as colon cancer. It is an excellent source of potassium for a healthy heart and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also it is a good source of vitamin C, K and A, which promotes a healthy vision.

I just love my friend Carina <3 how to make a vegan girl happytop with guacamole IMG_1416I love green wraps