This protein-packed Green Power Quinoa Salad makes a tasty meal that naturally energizes you.
Quinoa’s most impressive quality is in its protein make-up, as it contains contains all of the essential amino acids that your body needs to function at its best.
The list of quinoa’s benefits is long: it’s high in which helps your digestive system; contains plenty of iron; and contains magnesium, which is important in many body functions, from sleep and digestion to heart health and blood sugar control (1).
This superfood grain is also high in vitamin B12 (or riboflavin), as well as manganese, plus it’s low on the glycemic scale, meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar.
You might be wondering at this point if there’s anything that this little superfood can’t do.
Kelp powder has a subtle salty, umami-rich flavor, which is a perfect taste addition to this salad, along with all the health benefits it provides.
Kelp powder is rich in iodine, which supports your thyroid health, brain health, and is excellent for the growth and development of babies and children (2).
It’s also full of vitamin K which helps your body to build denser bones and protect against things like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest remedies on earth, especially if you can get it raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
It can help lower your blood sugar as well as your blood pressure levels. Your heart health will benefit, and apple cider vinegar helps to detox your liver and stimulate circulation throughout your body, while also stimulating your digestive juices, helping to boost weight loss and fighting free radicals (3).
Broccoli Quinoa Salad
- Yield: 2 1x
- 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
- 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 small broccoli head, cut into small florets
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup almond flakes
- 1 tbsp kelp powder
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into small cubes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp tamari
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and toss to combine.
- Set aside for 10 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to combine.