Today, I’ve got a metabolism boosting quinoa salad that you’re going to love.
If you read this week’s 8 Ways to Jumpstart Your Metabolism to Help You Lose Weight, you know that you need to eat plenty of high fiber grains and veggies to get your metabolism going.
And high fiber doesn’t mean you read it on the box! Those high fiber processed foods are usually full of sugar, gluten, and other chemicals that will actually make it harder to lose weight.
Instead, choose grains and veggies like the ones in this salad: black beans, quinoa, red pepper, avocado, and any other veggies you want to throw in. You could add leafy greens and make it into a more traditional salad, or tomatoes and jalapeños for a fresh, spicy version.
If you make the quinoa in advance, this only takes a few minutes to put together for a savory, satisfying, alkaline dinner.
South of the Border Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups filtered water
1 15 oz. can adzuki beans (I use Eden’s Organic)
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 avocado, diced
1 bunch of scallions, sliced
6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. lime juice, fresh squeezed
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. cumin
Sea salt to taste (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
Black pepper to taste
Optional: Garnish with 1⁄4 of a sliced red onion
In medium saucepan, combine the quinoa, water, and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed (about 15 to 20 minutes) and set aside.
Dressing: In a separate bowl, add the lime juice, cumin, and olive oil and mix. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Gently mix the quinoa, adzuki beans, red bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, and scallions together in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat.
Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!
I’ve got a ton of quick and tasty dinner ideas like this one in my Get Off Your Acid 7-Day Cleanse that are perfect for you if you want to shed extra pounds, eat healthier than ever before, and GET OFF YOUR ACID!