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Quinoa Avocado Spinach Bowl

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Bowl
Guest post by Krista Fleury
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Salad Ingredients:
1 cup of dry quinoa
2 medium avocados
3oz cherry tomatoes
1/2 of a red onion

For the dressing:
1-2 cloves of fresh garlic (minced)
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp of sea salt                                                                     
1/8 tsp of black pepper

-Cook the quinoa according to packaged directions
-While the quinoa is cooking, make the dressing by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl
-Chop the spinach, avocados, tomatoes and onions and set aside
-When the quinoa is finished cooking, add it to a large bowl.  Then throw in the spinach, avocados, tomatoes and onion
-Toss all ingredients together along with the dressing

Quinoa:  High in iron, calcium, and magnesium and is an excellent substitute for those on a gluten free diet.  Also, quinoa is high in protein and fiber and assists metabolism.  This food is also beneficial towards migraines, gallstones, bone health, colon health, brain health and diabetes.
Avocados: A healthy source of fat that balances hormones, improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, promotes weight loss and a smaller waistline.  
Red Onion: This vegetable helps support intestinal health, keeps your heart healthy, lowers blood sugar levels, and increases bone health.  Because red onions contain a high level of organosulphur compounds, they may prevent prostrate, stomach and colorectal cancers.  
Tomatoes: A good source of vitamins A,C, and K along with folate and potassium.  They are known to improve vision, support bone health, lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, keep skin health and reduce chronic pain.
Garlic: Garlic is a antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant that helps protect the heart, regulate blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, cure colds, sore throats and allergies, treats skin infections, prevents blood clots and prevents cancer.  

Krista Fleury is an Exercise Science Major at Endicott College in Beverly, MA and interning at Advanced Health & Wellness.


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