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THIS IS the bee's knees. It's a filling, yummy, warm way to start the day without a ton of stodge. You get your loads of protein (several amino acids in fact), fiber, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, little to no gluten (for celiacs) and is more closely related to, say, spinach than it is a real grain (so you're getting your veggies in from the moment you roll out of bed!). There's little sugar, yet it has a wonderful, subtle sweetness. Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, regulates blood sugar, helps lower cholesterol and is a surprising source for minerals. The pumpkin puree is jam-packed (seriously) with Vitamin A (you get a day's worth in one serving).
Without further ado, here's my beautifying, health-giving, warm, cosy, hearty, heavenly recipe for Red Quinoa Porridge:
Makes 4 to 6 servings
- 1 c. rinsed red quinoa
- 2 c. unsweetened coconut milk (or soy, regular milk or almond milk but you'll need more sugar with these options)
- 1 tbsp (or as much as you like) ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree if you fancy it (and have it available)
- 1 or 2 tbsp sugar
- Combine quinoa, cinnamon, pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and coconut milk in a saucepan
- Bring to a gentle boil watching carefully so it doesn't boil over
- Stir regularly to make sure it doesn't scorch on the bottom until the liquid is almost totally absorbed
- Turn off the hob, put on cover and let sit for 10 minutes
- Take off lid, fluff with fork, scoop into bowl and serve with whatever you'd usually top your porridge
IF YOU can peel your eyes away from Zuzana Light's impressive implants and actually follow the killer workouts she's leading in her online videos, you'll have access to one of the best at-home exercise tools you'll ever use.
They're so hard you might consider them masochistic, but these vidoes are more effective than hour-long gym sessions. Sayonara Cindy Crawford and your 2-pound dumbells. I'm trading you in for Zuzana and Freddie.
Zuzana's workouts? Tough. Make-me-collapse-in-a-sweaty-mess tough. In just 12 minutes.
The diet and workout challenges they create can last days, weeks or months, giving you the chance to workout and eat alongside the ultra-sexy (and super nice) Zuzana and (quiet fit in a Johnny-Knoxville-sort-of-way) husband Freddie, meaning you're not repeating the same dull movements day in and out.
There's nothing that kills motivation quicker than boredom and that's what you'll get doing the exact same video every day. Unless you plan on buying hundreds of workout DVDs, or having a Netflix queue dedicated exclusively to the Shape series, that's what's going to happen.
Not so with bodyrock.tv, where there are new bite-sized workouts loaded constantly with hundreds of commentors testifying to just how helpful, motivating and transformational they really are.
Burpees, mountain climbers, lizard crawls, pike jumps, high knees and other old-school exercises sit side-by-side with new-fangled ways to make your muscles quiver. Backdrops can be anywhere from a rooftop in Italy to Zuzanna and Freddie's Canadian living room. Many of the workouts use just body weight for resistance. When weights and tools are used they're pretty basic... sandbags, interval times and occasional free weights. (In place of the gymbox interval timer Zuzana uses, I use my iPhone's stopwatch function.)
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