- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins B1, B3, B5, & B6
For more benefits of Coconut Milk, check out this article Fabulous Fat: 15 Benefits of Coconut Milk.
One of the ways that I have been using this wonderful coconut milk is in this Bikini-Ready Tropical Chia Smoothie that I found on Yummy Mummy Kitchen. It's fruity, filling and so easy to make.
Now, onto my next coconut obsession. Coco Cafe! This wonderful drink is a mixture of coconut water (hydrating), espresso (caffeinating), and a splash of reduced fat milk. They come in three flavors Regular, Mocha, and Vanilla. While all three are great, I'm a fan of the regular flavor because it isn't as sweet as the others. I love these in the morning when I am slightly dehydrated but really need some caffeine.
I also love showing up to train a client, really early in the morning and showing up all pumped and ready to kick their butt. I'm sure it can be quite scary to have me walk in with my crazy caffeine eyes at 6am, but a half asleep trainer would not be good. So thanks to these wonderful drinks I can continue to frighten my clients :)
Crazy Part 2 - Quinoa
Benefits of Quinoa:
- Overall nutrient rich protein - Adequate source of all nine essential amino acids.
- Twice as much fiber as most other grains.
- High concentration of flavonoids - powerful antioxidants that help corral cell-damaging free radicals.
- Anti-inflammatory Components
- Maintains Nutrient Benefits even after Cooking
Basically, no matter what you add to the quinoa you have a meal that is high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
Cook the quinoa according to the package directions and then sauté up some veggies in garlic and olive oil to add to the quinoa. For the recipe above, I drained a can of tomatoes with jalapeños and added them to the quinoa to add more flavor. I then added sautéed asparagus and shrimp, as well as some feta cheese.
Hope you are having a crazy week!!