Quinoa Milk Recipe

Quinoa Milk Recipe
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This protein-rich natural energy drink may soon make its way into the stores...be prepared almond and soy and coconut milks...it's the next big health thing! Quinoa (pronounced keen-WAH), is a gluten-free, alkaline-forming, high-protein grain that has tremendous health benefits.

6
Servings
125
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

To sweeten or flavor, you can add agave nectar, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, or dark chocolate powder... feel free to get creative!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • Pinch of salt if desired
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Soak quinoa overnight in two cups of water. Before cooking, drain with a sieve and rinse until water is clear. Bring another two cups of water to a boil and cook the soaked quinoa until it boils. Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Pour milk into nut milk bag or through cheesecloth while holding over a bowl or large jug. The milk will slowly strain through on its own but you can squeeze it to help it along. Put strained milk back into the blender and add water (about one cup at a time) to your desired consistency, blending the mixture after each addition. Depending on what consistency you prefer, that will determine how much water you add. Flavor it however you want. Refrigerate unused portions and use within four days. Cheers!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
5g
11%
Calcium, Ca
16mg
2%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
66mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
153mg
22%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Water
5g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.