Lose Weight On Fruit Only Diet

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– Hi friends, welcome back to my channel.
If you’re new here, my name is Alyssa.
Today we are doing something
a little bit different.
And instead of sharing
specific recipes with you
we are diving into a specific ingredient.
So I’m calling this a quinoa 101 video
and we’re talking about the
different types of quinoa.
I think a lot of times
people might get confused
about like how you can use quinoa.
And I went through the whole list
of everything I could think about
and there is actually
seven different kinds
of quinoa that I came up with.
So I thought it would be helpful
to kind of run through them all.
We can talk about ways to use them.
We can talk about what they are.
And I’ve actually shared
recipes on the channel
that use them before so you can like,
get the lay of the land
in terms of quinoa.
So if that sounds like
something you’re interested,
stay tuned because we
are diving into quinoa.
All right, so if you are not
already familiar with quinoa,
basically it is a tiny
little pseudo-cereal.
It’s actually a seed, it’s not a grain.
It acts like a grain though.
And what’s great about it is that it
is very nutritionally dense.
So one cup of cooked quinoa
which is a traditional serving
is really high in protein,
it’s high in fiber
and it’s full of a bunch of
trace minerals and vitamins.
So it not only has eight grams of protein
and it’s a complete
protein, meaning it has
all nine essential amino acids.
So it’s a great form
of plant-based protein.
It also has five grams of
fiber per one cup of cooked
and it’s high in trace
minerals like magnesium,
manganese, iron, zinc, and even copper.
So it’s a really nutritionally-dense food
and it’s also a complex carbohydrate
which means that it digests
more slowly in the system
than something like a starch.
So something maybe like
a potato or a white rice
or something that’s a
little more starch heavy.
Quinoa digests a little bit more slowly
meaning that it will keep
you fuller for longer,
it will keep you more satisfied.
And it has longer lasting
energy capabilities,
I guess you could say.
So it’s a really great ingredient
to incorporate into your life.
Obviously I love it.
The brand is kind of named after it,
although we do do more now.
But it is a really great ingredient
and I think there are so many uses of it
which is why it’s one of
my favorite things to use.
So today we’ll talk
about the different types
of quinoa and we’ll just dive
right in with number one.
So there is white quinoa.
White quinoa is the most
common form of quinoa.
It’s the one that you’ll
see the most frequently.
It’s definitely the one you
see the most recipes for.
It’s definitely the most common one.
It’s really great for pretty
much all types of applications.
It’s got a very mellow
flavor, really fluffy,
it cooks in about 15 minutes.
I don’t think that it has
any sort of like crunch
or anything like that.
It works well in salads, it
works well with breakfast food.
There’s really like no
end of possibilities
of using white quinoa.
It’s also the cheapest which is great
so if you are on a limited budget
I would definitely stick to white quinoa.
It’s definitely the most
affordable of all the varieties.
And like I said, it’s
also the most accessible.
Number two is red quinoa.
And red quinoa I would
say is the second most
widely available type of quinoa.
Similar to the white it cooks
up like you would make rice.
The only thing is that it definitely has
a different flavor and texture.
I find that white quinoa is
like I said, fluffy and mild.
Red quinoa is much crunchier,
it has a denser texture.
It definitely I think
tastes a little bit nuttier
and I find because of that
it has fewer applicabilities,
or, yeah, applicabilities.
So I would say that it’s great for salads.
It’s really good like mixed into a salad
or a grain bowl because it’s so crunchy.
I don’t love it for breakfast
I don’t love adding it
into my baked goods.
I just feel like I can taste that texture.
It’s also a little bit
pricier than the white quinoa
but it still has a
great nutritional value.
And if you are somebody that’s
like, sick of white quinoa
or you like stuff that’s
really crunchy in your salads,
I think adding cooked red
quinoa would be perfect.
The third kind is black quinoa.
And black quinoa is actually,
I would say is the most rare.
You don’t really see
black quinoa very often.
I only have, maybe like one
or two recipes on my site
that use black quinoa because of that.
But, similar to red
quinoa it’s very crunchy,
it’s has kind of a nutty flavor.
And it’s definitely
the most pricey I guess
of the kinds just because
it is kind of rare
and it’s harder to find.
It has the same
applicability as red quinoa.
So I would say it’s really good in salads.
I think you could mix it
in with like a grain bowl,
use it as like a grain base.
But I wouldn’t really use it in soups.
I wouldn’t really use it
in breakfast, porridge,
or anything like that
’cause it just doesn’t have
that like fluffiness to
it that white quinoa has.
The fourth variety is
called rainbow quinoa
or tricolor quinoa and it’s actually
not a type in and of itself.
It’s a blend of all three of those.
I would say that it is used similar
to the red and the black.
It definitely has a fluffier texture
because it incorporates white quinoa.
And it’s really great in I think salads.
Like I have a lot of salads on the blog
that use tricolor quinoa
and it’s delicious.
It has like a fluffy texture
it also has like crunch
and it’s colorful and it’s really pretty.
I think this also works
well for a breakfast cereal
if you wanted to because it
does have that crunch factor
mixed with the fluffiness.
It works really well that way as well.
And like I said, I also think it’s
one of the more accessible ones
because a lot of companies
do sell the tricolor
as well as the red and the white.
So those round out the
top four types of quinoa
that we’re working with.
And again, like I said, those are
the types of quinoa that
are the whole seed itself.
So similar to like a whole grain of rice,
you cook it like you do rice.
So you add it with water.
It’s a one-to-two ratio,
so one cup of quinoa
to two cups of water.
And you cook it for about 15 minutes
until the water’s been absorbed
and the grain is nice and fluffy.
So those are our top four.
The next three are different varieties
of that whole grain that have been
put into different forms,
I guess you could say.
So number five on the
list is quinoa flour.
Quinoa flour is my absolute favorite
gluten-free flour of all time.
I think it is absolutely amazing.
It has the nutritional
properties of whole quinoa
but it works so well in baked goods,
especially gluten-free baked goods
because it has a lot of protein.
And gluten is a protein.
So gluten helps with
things like structure,
that is the protein nature of it.
Gluten also helps binding
but that’s a whole different thing.
But protein-wise quinoa
flour is high in protein.
So it will help with the
structure of your baked goods.
I also think that quinoa flour is
a really like kind of
light and easy flour.
I use it all the time in my baking.
I think it’s one of the
staple gluten-free flours
you should have in your pantry if you are
on a gluten-free diet and you like baking.
I just think it’s the greatest.
So quinoa flour is made
out of whole-white quinoa.
So essentially they just
take the whole quinoa seed,
the white quinoa, grind it into a flour,
and you use it just like that.
If you do find that quinoa
flour is a little bit bitter,
which some people do think it has
like a bitter aftertaste
or a bitter taste to it,
you can toast your quinoa flour.
I actually have a whole
tutorial post on the blog
that talks about how
to toast quinoa flour.
So if you’re interested in that,
check it out in the description box.
Number six is quinoa flakes.
And quinoa flakes are
similar to rolled oats
in the sense that you take
the whole white quinoa seed
and run it through a grain flaker.
So I personally haven’t
like seen the process happen
but I equate quinoa flakes
to quick-cooking oats.
So they cook, really really quickly.
They cook in about 60 to 90 seconds
if you’re making them like oatmeal.
And they are very thin,
they have a really light
and fluffy texture and they are awesome.
I love using them in breakfast cereal.
I love using them in my breakfast cookies.
I use them in baking all the time.
I think they’re great.
I think they’re a really great way
to sneak in some nutrition and
they’re just like something
I always have on hand.
And if you’re especially
looking for something
that’s quick and easy for the morning,
a quinoa breakfast cereal
using quinoa flakes
is like the best, you can’t beat it.
And you can cook it just
like you would oatmeal.
Add in your liquid, cook
it until it’s thickened
and you’re good to go.
And like, literally it
takes about 90 seconds.
So I have a bunch of ideas
for using quinoa flakes
if you’ve never used them before.
So I’ll link a post down below
that shares 10 different ways
that you can use quinoa
flakes because I get a lot
of questions about how to substitute them.
And I really want to encourage you to,
if you have access to them to try them.
Because I don’t think they’re gonna go bad
in your pantry because there
are a ton of ways to use them.
So if you do have some and you’re not sure
how to use them, use that
blog post down below.
And then our last and final type of quinoa
is quinoa crispies/quinoa puffs.
So these are kind of
obscure I guess you can say
but essentially they are a crisped version
of the whole quinoa seeds.
So like you would get a Rice
Krispy, that kind of cereal
where they crisp the grain.
They kind of like air pop it I guess.
They do the same thing with quinoa
and it turns into a crispy
cereal like Rice Krispies.
So you can use quinoa crispies in
Rice Krispy type of recipes.
So like just swap out the Rice Krispies.
Or you can use them as
like a crunchy topping.
They’re really great in salads.
They’re good on top of
things like mac and cheese.
They’re good on top of a
ton of different things.
I think quinoa crispies are awesome,
I use them a lot in granola.
Even just like a topping
on a smoothie bowl.
If you can’t get access to quinoa crispies
because they’re definitely
a little bit harder to find,
you have to buy them online.
I’ve never seen them in a store.
If you don’t have access to them
then you can actually make
quinoa crispies at home.
I have a full tutorial on
YouTube as well as on the blog
that shows you how to
make quinoa crispies.
They’re not the exact
same as the kind you buy
at the store but they work really well
especially as like a topping to something.
So I think they’re great,
they’re really fun to work with.
They’re definitely like
the lowest on my list
in terms of like wanting to try them.
I would say try all the other things
we’ve talked about today
instead of the quinoa crispies
because you can make them at home.
But if you are feeling adventurous,
you wanna try something new,
then those are really great as well.
And I will link a product
down in the description box.
If you live in the United States
you can order then on nuts.com.
They’re really, really awesome.
And that rounds out our
quinoa 101/different types
of quinoa video.
I hope you guys find it helpful.
Those were all the
things I could think of.
So if there are any other types of quinoa
that you can think of, let
me know in the comments
and I’ll be sure to check them out.
I feel like I’ve been using
quinoa for a really long time
but maybe there’s new products
that I’ve never tried before.
So I’d love to know if there
are other things that you like
with quinoa or anything like that.
I also, like I mentioned,
will include product links
down below, I’ll include the blog post
that goes along with this
as well as recipe ideas.
I’ve used quinoa a million different ways.
So there is no shortage of inspiration.
So if you’re feeling like you’re stuck
in the quinoa stuff with
your pantry or whatever,
you feel like you don’t know where to go.
I’ve got tons of recipes that you can use
and for you to try.
So if you enjoy this type of video,
let me know in the comments.
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anything like that,
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I’ll see you guys in the next video, bye.
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8 thoughts to Lose Weight On Fruit Only Diet At 19:55

  1. Love your channel! Thank you so much for being such a genuine source of inspiration. You're giving me the motivation to change and be healthy! Pls keep going, you have no ideas the impact you have on people's life! Hugs from New Zealand!

  2. Please can you do a chick pea 101? Aside from the obvious (hummus) I have a bag of chick pea flour in my cupboard that I’ve used once and now need some inspiration for you to use more of! Thanks 😊