Part of being a flexitarian involves creating dishes that contain meat, fish, eggs, dairy and other animal-related derivatives. Since I have a multitude of vegan options out there, I’ve decided to create a complete section dedicated to non-vegan recipes. Sit back and enjoy as I unveil a batch of unique, mouth-watering creations that came straight from the Rail Labs. I’m appointing this section as Carnivore’s Corner.
OK, so it went a little like this. It was early morning on the first day of my StrongFirst Kettlebell I certification and I knew I was going to need something in my stomach, but I didn’t want to go in there feeling bloated. If you went through the SFG program, you know firsthand how intense and tough the course is. The last thing I wanted to do was take a bow halfway through my pullup test on day one. So I peered into my refrigerator and came out with three simple ingredients that became the signature of this dish. As the moon shone through my kitchen window, I stared up at it with a look of satisfaction and delight on my face. The rest is history.
1/2 c Stonyfield Farm Maple Yogurt
1/2 c prepared quinoa
1/2 c fresh blueberries.
Preparation: Add yogurt, quinoa and blueberries to a bowl and stir thoroughly.
Tips of the Trade
As you can see, I use proper names with companies because I want to make sure you get the full effect of the recipe and support a quality organization. I go into more detail about Stonyfield Farm in me eBook, but for right now all you need to know is they make one heck of a good yogurt!
As for the quinoa, my fridge always has a large container ready to go in case of emergencies. I wouldn’t go as far as calling this an emergency, but it was definitely top priority. To make quinoa, simply use a 1-to-2 ratio of quinoa to water. Bring it to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let sit until the water is completely absorbed.
Fresh blueberries is a no-brainer. I just suggest you go with organic to avoid the chemicals and pesticides.
You are looking at a complete protein with this recipe from two sources, and you get a burst of antioxidants from the blueberries. Lastly, both the quinoa and berries give you a shot of dietary fiber. That’s a slam dunk in my opinion. Enjoy this with a smile my friend!