Carrot & Quinoa Salad
Superfood quinoa is an excellent source of complete protein (it contains all 9 amino acids) and is particularly high in lysine, which is important for tissue growth and repair.
Combining E vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and monounsaturated fatty acids, quinoa reduces unhealthy cholesterol levels and fights chronic inflammation, which is terrific for heart health.
The inflammation-reducing properties here will lessen the risk of hardening of the arteries.
Combined with the other powerful nutrient-rich foods, this lunch will satisfy your body and mind, keeping you boosted throughout the afternoon.
This salad has a fantastic taste sensation of sweet, salty, earthy, grassy, and tangy! With a fruit kick from the kalamata olives (also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, protecting the heart and reducing inflammation).
- 2 carrots
- 4 tbsp cooked quinoa
- 10 Kalamata olives
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt
Grate the carrots, and slice the tomatoes in halves.
Place all the ingredients in a salad bowl and toss. It’s ready to be enjoyed!