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Lemon Quinoa Spectacular!

A delicious recipe high in protein from the new addition to our Movement Studio Family, Nikki Hurst. Nikki is a Holistic Nutritionist specializing in plant-based nutrition. Check out the first of many of her recommended recipes!

More about Nikki: http://www.themovementstudio.com/instructors.html

Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten-free whole grain loaded with fibre, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium
and iron. Pair quinoa with fresh citrus juice, and it’s loaded with Vitamin C as well, making this dish an
explosion of essential nutrients imperative for optimum fertility. Serve this dish as a side or main, you
decide!
Ingredients:
¼ cup raw slivered almonds
1 cup uncooked organic quinoa
2 cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth
sea-salt to taste
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 stalks celery, chopped
¼ red onion, chopped
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (increases nutrient absorption as it aids circulation!)
2 cups baby spinach (folate!)
1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped
Directions:
1. Toast almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat for a few minutes only. Flip constantly to avoid
burning. Set aside to cool.
2. In a medium sized saucepan (I recommend cast-iron, as it adds natural iron to your foods!),
combine the quinoa, water or broth and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and
cook until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 10 – 12 minutes. Cool slightly,
then fluff with a fork.
3. Transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl and stir in the almonds, raw spinach, lemon juice, celery,
onion, cayenne pepper and parsley.
4. Serve warm or cold
Serves: 6