Have a small bowl of lentils, quinoa and okra for breakfast, it will keep you full for hours.
Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.
Okra benefits include high fiber, vitamin c, antioxidants, folic acids and beta carotene.
Quinoa is so far the best grains ever, high in protein, iron, lysine, contains all nine amino acids and is definitely a superfood.
Lentils are easy to cook , no need to soak them over night just rinse a cup of dried lentils by placing them on a strain under a running cool water. In a large pot cover lentils with water add a laurel leaf and cook on a medium low heat for about 40 minutes. I add salt at the end because for some reason adding salt before, will not allow lentils to cook as fast.
Steam okras for 5 minutes.
To cook quinoa, take 1 part of quinoa in 2 parts of liquid. I always cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water and will last for few days. Rinse quinoa very well by placing in a fine strainer and rinse with cool water. In a pan take the water to boil, add rinsed quinoa, cover with a lid, turn the heat on low, cook for 20 minutes.
When all is ready adjust seasoning, serve in a small bowl and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and enjoy this satisfying healthy breakfast.
Now that you have an idea how to assemble this dish pretty quick, you can add anything you like such as herbs, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, sprouts and much more. Use your imagination and add ingredients you really like as long they are health. Eat well, be well.