by Skinny Ms.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain grown in the Andes Mountains and dates back to 3,000 B.C.. This protein rich whole grain contains all the essential amino acids necessary for muscle & tissue repair, is gluten free and fiber rich. Quinoa is often used in place of rice and is versatile enough to be the headliner in this ultra yummy & nutritious smoothie.
Do you love to cook with Quinoa or want to learn? Learning to cook with quinoa is simple! Your family will love these recipes, including our decadent fudge. Enjoy the fantastic recipes featured in The New Quinoa E-book.
Yield: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup |Calories: 328 | Total Fat: 2.8 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium:4 mg | Carbohydrates: 71.8 g | Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g | Sugars: 34.4 g | Protein: 7.2 g |Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 8 |
- 1/2 cup cooked Quinoa (cook according to package and chill)
- 1 frozen banana (pre-sliced)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1-1/2 cups green tea (home brewed without added sweeteners is best), add more or less depending on consistency preferred.
- 6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Tip: Quinoa can be purchased in the organic or health food section of most supermarkets. We recommend Inca Red, pre washed. Also, red Quinoa is slightly sweeter than white or black, which is perfect for this recipe.
Skinny Ms. recently released a new Quinoa Recipe eBook with scrumptious dishes like, Enchiladas Verde, Asian Stir-Fry and even Apple Crumb Cake…all made with what might be the world’s most perfect food, Quinoa. Be sure to check it out here.
Skinny Ms. recommends these high-powered blenders for smoothies:
Vitamix Blenders are often referred to as “the Ferraris of blenders” because they are the golden standard in heavy duty blenders. Vitamix has THE Top-Notch blenders recommended by professionals and those that want to get the most nutrition from their food, and want a durable, long-lasting machine. Vitamix blenders are very heavy duty, comes with a 7 year warranty and has a self-cleaning mode. *USE THIS SKINNY MS. PROMO CODE FOR FREE SHIPPING ($25 US/$35 CA value): 06-009643
The Ninja Kitchen Mega System offers a food processor, high powered blender, and single serving blender All-in-One. Follow this link to get $140 off the system.
Cuisinart Blenders tend to be mid-level and mid-priced. They may not pulverize a raw apple into juice, but they can blend most smoothie ingredients in a snap.
The Hamilton Beach 56221 Smoothie Smart Blender is affordable, durable and has great features and is super easy to clean. Its one touch automatic cycle blends smoothies perfectly the first time – no need to stop and stir like with other models.