Another amazing smoothie, not only because of it’s flavor, but because it was a perfect mix to add quinoa, a Super Power Food. Quinoa is considered a super power food due to the fact that it is a cereal that contains all essential amino acids. That means the amino acids the body cannot produce by itself, and need to receive through food.

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Quinoa is also a good source of Iron specially for people living on a vegan/vegetarian diet if compared to rice which has no iron. A portion size for cooked quinoa for a meal is 60g cooked or 2 ounces. Yet making a variation for this smoothie I added 2 teaspoons of quinoa flour, just to give it the boost with the carbs and the iron. If you have quinoa as a grain it is quite simple to make it into flour if you don’t find it commercially. In a pan place a cup of quinoa, dried, and cook if for 2-3 minutes. Add it to a food processor until it becomes flour. That way you can easily add it to your smoothies.

Check out the nutritional composition of Quinoa.

Quinoa Cooked
Nutritional Information
Serving Size 1/3 cup (60g)
Calories 137
Calories from Fat 10
Valor Diario*
Total Fat 2 g 2%
     Saturated 0 g 0%
Colesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potasium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
     Fiber 2 g 6%
     Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 1%
B12 1%
Zinc 4%
Calcium 0%
Iron 4%
Phosphorus 1%

Red Fruit, Quinoa Smoothie (Serves 1)

2 tsp of quinoa flour
1/2 red apple
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 banana
1/3 cup of pineapple
(feel free to add peach if you have any)


1. Mix all ingredients and blend

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2. Enjoy the benefits of fruits and quinoa.

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  • Natalia Casas says:

    I just have a quick question. Do you mean “dried” as in cook the grain in water and then dry it a bit before adding to the food processor? Or you mean “dry” as in no water in necessary to cook for 2-3 min and then take to the food processor?

    Thank you! Love all your recipes!

    • Hi Natalia! By “dried” I mean no water added, just let it kind of roast on the pan, no need of cooking. And then add to the food processor!
      Hope you enjoy the recipes! :) Namaste

  • kimberley says:

    is raw quinoa safe to eat and as digestible as cooked quinoa? Also, is iron and protein content the same with raw quinoa?
    Thanks :)

    • Hi Kimberly, content in raw vs cooked in quinoa is the same. What varies is portion, if you use for example 1 cup of cooked quinoa, in grams it will not be the same as 1 cup of raw quinoa (water and size), which means 1 cup of raw provides more nutrients in grams. As to digestibility it sure works better if cooked :) yet that doesn´t mean eating raw is the worst case scenario! Namaste

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