Mexican Quinoa

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. This quinoa salad is cooked with black beans, corn and diced tomatoes, and full of zesty spices.

Allergens: celery

421kcals, 10.6g fat, 61.7g carbs, 20g protein

Quinoa

  • With twice the protein content of rice or barley, quinoa is also a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also contributes useful levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fibre.

  • As a complete protein, quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack.

  • Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which make it potentially beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Black Beans

  • Black beans are versatile, cholesterol free, high in fibre, rich in protein & low in fat.

  • Black beans are rich in a certain mineral you may not be familiar with but should be…​Molybdenum. This mineral’s actions are mainly in the production of enzymes, proteins that trigger chemical reactions in the body. These enzymes are involved in uric acid formation, transportation of iron, carbohydrate metabolism and sulphite detoxification. This essential mineral is a trace element mainly found in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bones and skin, but it exists in all body tissues. 

Mung Beans

  • These beans are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. They’re rich in essential amino acids.

  • A great source of magnesium. Magnesium is used in just about everything your body does to effectively exercise and build muscle, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and energy production.

  • As they are low in fat, and high in protein & fibre, mung beans will keep you fuller for longer making you less likely to binge eat.