Today’s recipe comes from jet-setting yoga instructor Kathryn Budig!
This is my go-to dinner when I’m in need of a good, nourishing meal but don’t have a ton of time on my hands. Quinoa is packed with protein, and avocado and olive oil give you a great dose of omega fatty acids which are crucial to organ support and glowing hair and skin.
I make my quinoa with coconut water to give it a slightly sweet taste and keep myself hydrated!
– 1/2 cup white quinoa
– 1/2 cup black quinoa
– 1 T ghee
– 1 1/2 cups ZICO natural coconut water
– pinch of sea salt
Rinse quinoa and place in a large pot with coconut water. Bring to a boil adding ghee and salt. Give it a good stir and bring down to a low simmer and cover for about 15 minutes or until fluffy.
– 2-3 just ripe Haas avocados, diced
– 1/2 vine ripe tomato, diced
– 1 lemon, juiced
– 1-2 T Cholula hot sauce
– 1 fist full cilantro, chopped
– 1 T Maldon sea salt
Cut your avocados in half. Taking a small knife, run thin lines horizontally and vertically into the meat. Use a spoon to drag around the perimeter to scoop out into a bowl. To remove the pit on the other side, take a sharp knife and give the seed a good whack. Keeping the blade in the seed, pivot to the left and the seed will remove — voila!
Add all other ingredients to the diced avocado and lightly mix.
For crunchy cilantro:
– 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
– drizzle of olive oil
– pinch of Maldon sea salt
Place cilantro on a cookie sheet and drizzle lightly with oil and salt. Place in toaster oven for a full cycle until lightly crispy.
Place your quinoa in a bowl, ladle a good dollop of guacamole and sprinkle with crunchy cilantro. Dig in!
Kathryn Budig is jet-setting yoga teacher who teaches online at Yogaglo. She is the Contributing Yoga Expert for Women’s Health Magazine, Yogi-Foodie for MindBodyGreen, creator of Gaiam’s Aim True Yoga DVD, co-founder of Poses for Paws and is currently writing Rodale’s The Big Book of Yoga. Follow her on Twitter; Facebook; or on her website.
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