I mean, those arms, that arm candy! I LOVE it!
She’s glowing, and I want some of whatever she’s on, and guess what?! What she’s on, is cheap!
It’s ancient grains!
I was like, “Um, is that what they’re going to start calling supplements?”
But no, you will be happy to know that Angelina Jolie’s glow comes from Quinoa, and Spelt, and don’t forget about Brad Pitt.
No seriously though, the girl is eating grains.
As you guys may or may not know, most grains are GLUTEN FREE!!!
I know. Basically, you can eat them guilt free because…
FitTip #1 Ancient Grains, like Quinoa, contain more fiber than your typical carbohydrate.
1 cup of cooked Quinoa contains 5 grams of fiber!
Um, yes please!
Can I give you my fav quinoa salad recipe?! You’re getting it anyway!
It’s from Epicurious
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large English hothouse cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4″ pieces
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Bring quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered(WITH A PAPER TOWEL, Gwyneth Paltrow trick!), for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Spread out quinoa on a large rimmed baking sheet; let cool. Transfer to a large bowl; mix in 1/4 cup dressing. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover remaining dressing and quinoa separately; chill.
Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions to bowl with quinoa; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle remaining dressing over.
Delicious. Simple. Delicious.
Are you ancient grained out?
I’ll give you a break on this for now, but in the meantime try these Spelt Pretzels by Newmans Own!
Do it, it’s an ancient grain!