Quinoa Protein Bites – Weblog

Completely satisfied Saturday all! I hope you’re all having fun with the beginning of a beautiful weekend as spring has formally sprung, our days are getting longer, and we’re beginning to plan for the spring and summer season season forward! I don’t learn about you guys, however I’m a fairly busy gal…

Consuming properly on restricted time is at all times a problem – particularly after we need to be outdoors throughout the hotter months developing. Enter this recipe. I make these little nuggets of pure full plant protein and have them within the fridge to warmth up (or eat chilly) once I are available in and want a fast wholesome meal that can make me really feel nice. They’re rock stable in a salad, or wrapped in a calmly heated corn tortilla and doused on this yummy cilantro sauce (an upcoming submit!). Quinoa is certainly an nearly good meals. I imply, it’s received all of it, doesn’t it? Few are the meals which offer such stable dietary sustenance and full proteins whereas being tasty, gentle, straightforward to prepare dinner, and so versatile!

Quinoa Protein Bites:

(1) cup raw quinoa cooked in 1 3/4 cup chilly water*
(1) cup walnuts floor superb
(2) tbsp chia seeds, soaked in 5 tbsp water (or sub one egg for the chia)</l
(1) cup nut milk, soy milk, or common milk
(1/2) cup fast oats
(2) tbsp Bragg’s Aminos or soy sauce
(1) tsp salt
(1) tsp cumin floor
(2) tbsp chopped scallions/inexperienced onions/chives
roasted sesame seeds to high the bites earlier than baking (elective)
olive oil for the pan

Put up the quinoa to prepare dinner by combining the water and quinoa in a pan. Cowl the quinoa and produce to a boil. As soon as boiling, decrease the warmth with the lid nonetheless on. Prepare dinner, lined, on low for 20-25 minutes. Whereas the quinoa cooks, soak your chia in a small bowl with the water. Stir after a minute to make sure the water and chia soak collectively evenly. Grind the walnuts, utilizing both a hand grinder or the attachment to your hand blender (or your meals processor 🙂 )

Warmth the oven to 350 levels.Chop the scallions, and mix with the salt and cumin in a big mixing bowl. As soon as your quinoa is cooked, add (1/2)-(3/4) of the cooked grain to a blender (or meals processor – hehe) together with the soaked chia, nut milk, and Braggs or soy sauce. Mix to a paste, stirring as wanted with a spatula. Take away the combination into the blending bowl with the seasonings and comply with with the remaining cooked quinoa, oats, and floor nuts. Get in there and blend this together with your fingers – and have enjoyable!

You must find yourself with a lovely combine that can stick collectively superbly to type fantastic spherical discs of protein insanity (add oats if they’re falling aside in any respect). Oil a flat cookie pan with olive oil. Kind your bites and add to the pan, one after the other, mindfully (and don’t fear about them being good). Add sesame seeds to 1 aspect one after the other with somewhat spoon in case you like, it appears to be like good and so they add a pleasant flavour. Bake within the oven for about quarter-hour on either side, turning them over on the midway mark. Take away from oven and funky! Voila! Good little protein bites.