Detox Quinoa Recipe

Health Coach Amanda’s recipe was featured on Listen To Your Gut

For those of you strong enough to do a bit of food-based detox, here’s a simple recipe, courtesy of Amanda Goodwin. Although it’s best for people with Crohn’s, colitis or any kind of immune system challenge to avoid grains, I know that sometimes that’s not always possible, or your body can’t tolerate enough other foods to cut out grains. So this is one of the better ways to eat a high protein grain.

Detox Quinoa Recipe

1 cup quinoa
2+ cups water or bone broth
½ cup parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
1 crushed garlic clove
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Add veggies as desired – whichever ones you tolerate

Soak quinoa in water 1 – 8 hours* in water and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Wash, rinse and drain. Place quinoa in a 2-qt pot (or rice cooker), add 2 cups of water (or bone broth) and salt. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer with lid on until all water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Don’t stir the grain while it is cooking. Test for doneness by tilting the pan to one side, making sure all of the water has been absorbed. Remove lid and let rest 5 to 10 minutes.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: Liquid measurements tend to be approximate as it depends a lot on how strong the cooking heat is. It may be a good idea, especially for those not accustomed to cooking grains, to lift the lid and check the water level halfway through cooking and again towards the end. Also tasting the grains can help you see if they are fully cooked or starting to burn.

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