So I’ve been super lucky to help get this AMAZING new cereal on the market! I absolutely love cereals, but never eat it as most of the ones that are on the shelves today are mainly packed with sugar, very low protein, too many ingredients and just fortified with vitamins and minerals (I like to keep it natural).
Now, hold your breath. This cereal contains ONLY 1 ingredient! And it is, yes you guessed, Quinoa! How great is that? And I simply just love the name – Quinoa Crack. And it absolutely fits the name too, it is really addictive! I was given around 4 kg of this stuff to play around with and experiment with recipes. And I think I used most of it for my breakfast every morning.
Now – why is Quinoa so great? Well, my favourite thing about quinoa is that it is a complete protein. Which means it contains ALL the essential amino acids that the body needs. In other words, it contains all the 9 amino acids the body cannot produce (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) and we need to provide the body with these amino acids by food only. (Leucine is the most important amino acid for muscle growth)
Another great thing about quinoa is that it is high in iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese and fibre. It’s also very low in fat, especially saturated fat and nearly no sugar! Along with a lot of other stuff. And of course, we can’t forget to mention it is gluten-free, lactose-free, suitable for vegans and vegetarians, paleo approved shellfish free, celery free, nut free, soy free, egg free – it’s literally allergy and food intolerant free. So it’s suitable for nearly everyone! Unless you are allergic to quinoa – is that a thing? And sorry, for those on a paleo diet it’s not a paleo approved food. Booooring! Quinoa is a seed, not a grain btw.
Now, before anyone starts to accuse quinoa of being high in carbohydrates
(26g per serving – which is not high) carbohydrates are by NO MEANS BAD! Processed, sugary foods with refined carbs are not ideal. AND nearly all the carbohydrate content in quinoa is resistant starch – which is a fertiliser or food for your microbiome – without going into to much detail about this now just know that those are the good guys who help you digest and absorb food and in one way decide if the food you eat is going to your fat stores or not (it’s much more to it than that, but just a very simple explanation for now). So if you provide these good guys with food they like, they will work harder, become smarter and stronger. Maybe I’ll write a more detail blog post about this next time!
Now, one thing that is not so great with this stuff is that it tastes a bit bland with just milk. However, I see this as a great thing! As then you can top it up with any desired fruit, berries, nut butter, nuts, honey, maple syrup or whatever to get even more nutrient goodies into your body. My favourite is to make it with coconut milk (as It tastes a bit sweeter than cows milk), pure maple syrup or raw honey, cinnamon and berries. I also like to add some hemp seeds if I want a higher protein content and essential fats, or just a bit of nut butter makes an amazing taste combination too!
Another thing that surprised me when I started eating it every day I lost weight, no joke (fertiliser = good microbiome = fat loss). I have an idea to maybe start a #QuinoaCrackChallenge – would you join?
Anyhow, you can order it at www.quinoacrack.com and get this beauty delivered directly to your door! Oh, and it’s free UK delivery! You can even get it on a monthly subscription so you will never be empty. And there’s loads of recipes on how to use this super cereal too, all created by yours truly.
If you decide to try out this super cereal, hashtag your quinoa crack creations using #QuinoaCrack to be featured on the website!