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Monday, July 6, 2009

Quinoa

Day 85.

I had a delightful lunch (and dinner) today centered around Quinoa.

Quinoa is a grain that's okay for virtually everyone, even Celiacs or other people that have a hard time digesting grains. Quinoa is sort of a "nutty" grain. It is packed full with nutrients, tastes wonderful and yet it's still not very common in most kitchens.

You will typically always find it in the Hoffman kitchen!

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Here are the top three reasons why I believe you need to run out to the nearest Whole Foods and get yourself some Quinoa:
  1. Quinoa is a grain and yet it is a complete protein.
  2. Quinoa makes itself useful all meals of the day (breakfast cereal, lunch and dinner grains, soups and even added to desserts like muffins or cake).
  3. Quinoa has no sugar and almost 3 g/fiber per serving.
You can find more about these 3 facts, along with many others HERE.

I felt okay today. My mouth was about a 6/7 for most of the day, until about 4pm, when it magically started going away. It stayed about 1/2 the rest of the day. My stomach did well today. I did not have any movement through me, though, which is not good. About 6pm is when it started to twist and turn a little. I feel tired tonight. But overall great energy today.

Here was my day:

Breakfast #1 (Pre-workout)
  • 1/4 Fruit Fusion
  • Tiny Coffee + Unsweetened Rice Milk
Breakfast (Post-workout)
  • Steel Cut Oats + Unsweetened Rice Milk+ Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Fruit Fusion
  • 1/2 c. coffee + unsweetened rice milk + stevia
Snack
  • Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder with Unsweetened Rice Milk, Coconut Milk Light, Flax, Banana and Stevia
Lunch
  • (Steamed) Zucchini, cucumber, spinach + garlic
  • 1/2 c. Quinoa mixed with Lean Turkey and ACV
Snack
  • Hemp Vanilla Protein smoothie with banana and stevia
Dinner
  • (Steamed) Zucchini, spinach + garlic + sea salt
  • Fish oil + spirulina + ACV
  • 1/2 c. quinoa
  • Wild Salmon Burger
  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
Enjoy yourself some Quinoa!

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