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Banana Coconut Quinoa For Muscle Cramps

  • Hungry and craving sweets?
  • Suffering from muscle cramps?
  • Gluten-free, Vegan, Minerals Packed
  • No Refined Sugar
  • Takes less than 10 minutes to make!
  • Packed with Potassium, Protein, Magnesium, Dietary Fibre, and 8 essential amino acids    
  • Sticky  and delicious!

Introducing…  Banana Coconut Quinoa with Red Rice

 

Banana Rice Photo 1

 

Ingredients:

(1) c. 1 Teaspoon – 1/2 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

(2) c. 2-3 Small Bananas

(3) c. 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds

(4) c. 1-2 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

(5) c.  1/2 Tablespoon of Coconut Sap Sugar/Coconut Syrup/Agave Syrup

(6) 1 Bowl of Cooked Quinoa and Red Rice Mixed Together

(7)  Himalayan Salt

Optional

(8)  3-4 Tablespoon of Coconut Cream

(9) Mint Leaves

Preparation (Takes less than 10 minutes to make!):

It’s best if you have cooked quinoa and red rice that is leftover from the night before. Otherwise, you will have to add 20 minutes to this recipe to cook the quinoa.

Assuming you already have the cooked quinoa and red rice, this recipe will take less than 10 minutes to make.

First put (1) in pan with medium heat, then slowly roast (3) till slightly golden. Put (2) in pan and fry till slightly golden. Mix (6) in pan and stir. Put (4) then (5) in pan, and then throw in a pinch of (7).  Stir again. Once the quinoa and rice is hot, its ready to be served!

Feel free to put (8) on top of the rice and throw in another pinch of (7). Garnish with (9)

Why Bananas?

Banana is one of our best sources for potassium, and contains high DV of vitamin B6 and manganese.

Potassium plays an essential role in muscle function, and helps regulate the balance of fluid in the body to help prevent muscle cramps. Cramps are generally caused by potassium deficiency.

Vitamin B6 helps metabolize protein by converting the proteins in our diet into the amino acids that make up our muscles. It reduces muscle pain.

Manganese helps in our bone development, wound healing and allows us to helps our body metabolize foods in our diet, which is particularly important for athletes allowing them to absorb sufficient nutrients to fuel their workouts.

Why Chia Seeds?

Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein, vitamin, and antioxidants.  It also contains a right ratio of amino acids and essential fats.

Why Quinoa?

Quinoa contains high protein content, and its lysine and isoleucine content allows the protein in quinoa to serve as a complete protein sourceThis means that quinoa has the amino acids your body needs and can help you rebuild muscles especially after a strenuous workout.

Why Sesame Seeds?

According to whfoods, sesame seeds are a very good source of manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber.

Magnesium, iron and potassium all help with muscle cramps.  

Why Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is a rich source of plant-based medium-chain fatty acids or medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which tends to digest quickly, producing energy, stimulating the metabolism and improving athletic performance.

xox

-Nicole

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P.S. Feel free to add mango to spice this recipe up.