Red quinoa with fried courgette, sunflower seeds and soft-boiled eggs
Gluten-free, low carbs, high protein & fat
- 2 organic eggs
- 3 table spoons of organic red or white quinoa (about 30 g)
- Half of a middle sized organic courgette (about 150 g)
- 1 table spoon (10 g) of organic ghee
- 1 table spoon (10 g) of organic sunflower seeds
- Organic black pepper, Himalayan salt for seasoning
Nutritional values in total:
Proteins: 26 g
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Fat: 29 g
Place quinoa in a pot, add enough water to cover it by about 0,5 cm and add a pinch of Himalayan salt. Boil with a lid for 10 minutes.
Cut the courgette in slices and fry it with gee in a pan for about 5 minutes seasoning with Himalayan salt & black pepper.
Boil the eggs. I put them into boiling water and boil for 6 minutes, so they are not too soft and not too hard.
Peel the eggs, place on a plate together with quinoa & courgette and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
Important notice: I have breakfast at least 30 minutes after having drunk warm water. Otherwise it would dilute the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is essential to break down food properly. I also do not drink at least 30 minutes (ideally 1 h) after meals for the same reason.
Now you can not only enjoy your healthy breakfast providing your body with many essential nutrients:
Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods ever, because they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need – amino acids, numerous vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, folate, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, phosphorus, selenium, decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, Vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc).
Quinoa is one of the world’s healthiest seeds. It is a complete protein source containing all 20 amino acids, various minerals and vitamins (manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, copper, iron, thiamine, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, potassium, selenium, vitamin E). And not only that – it is also gluten-free and has a great proteins to carbohydrates ratio!
Ghee (clarified butter) is rich in vitamins A, D and E, but does not contain lactose or casein. That’s why it is also ideal for people who are lactose or casein-sensitive. According to Ayurvedic practice it is believed to improve digestion and reduce inflammation. Ghee has a high smoke point which makes it an ideal fat for frying.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of essential amino acids, fatty acids, fibre, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium (a powerful antioxidant, great for thyroid health), B vitamins, phosphorus and copper.