Colourful kale & kiwi Quinoa

Today I have an amazing quinoa recipe I have to share with you. It is low in fat, and also extremely high in nutritional value as it is PACKED with superfoods. Oh, and it’s absolutely delicious.

I have only discovered quinoa recently, and I have a few ideas I want to try with it. One of them, was a superfood quinoa, which you are reading right now. I really wanted to create a dish I could take to work for lunch or have has a light supper. And I really wanted to see how many superfoods I could fill it with, without spending a fortune.

After some experimenting, I managed to narrow my recipe down to 5 fantastic superfoods.

Chosen Superfoods; Kale, kiwi, walnuts, pomegranate
Chosen Superfoods; Kale, kiwi, walnuts, pomegranate & goji berries

Here is brief overview of the benefits these ingredients provide;

Kale – This leafy green is one of the most nutrient dense ingredient in the word. Fact.

Pomegranate – It is the most powerful anti-oxidant fruit in the world. Another fact.

Walnuts – They contain a number neuroprotective compounds, which stimulate your brain and increase productivity

Kiwis – Did you know they contain over 85% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C?

Goji Berries – Happy berries! Proven to increase calmness and reduce stress

After reading all of the above, you probably want to make and eat this. So here is how you do it 🙂

Vegan Superfood Quinoa Salad
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of Quinoa
  2. 1/2 lime (or 1 small lime)
  3. 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  4. 1/2 pomegranate
  5. 1 cup of chopped kale
  6. 1/2 cup of walnuts
  7. 1 kiwi
  8. 2 tbsp of gojiberries
Instructions
  1. Add quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water to a pan and bring to the boil
  2. Once boiled, simmer for 15 – 20 mins
  3. Drain any excess water that and leave to cool
  4. Squeeze the lime juice into a separate bowl, add the coconut oil and a pinch of black pepper and mix well to create a dressing
  5. De-seed the pomegranate and peel and chop the kiwi
  6. Once the quinoa as cooled, pour your lime and coconut oil dressing over and mix well
  7. Add kale, kiwi, walnuts, and serve
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My Vegan Superfood Quinoa
My Vegan Superfood Quinoa

This dish is filling, fruity and wholesome. Packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants, which leaves you feeling great. This quinoa dish is dairy free too so can be enjoyed by everyone.

If you love any of the ingredients above and have a chance to make this dish, I highly recommend you do so. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Jess x