Have you ever heard the terms body-building and carbs in the same breath? The only nutrition word you hear around body-building is protein! However, carbs are important for a fitness regime as well!
Most of body-building enthusiasts go head over heels for the protein content of post workout meals but a precise and detailed calculation of carbs is proportionately needed to not let energy levels of a person drop.
Vitamins and minerals are also necessary to work out and build muscle effectively, and quinoa is the power house when it comes to vitamins and minerals. Not only is it important to feed your muscle the carbohydrates they need to promote glycogen synthesis, but it’s also crucial to feed some protein to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit what’s known as proteolysis (protein breakdown). Protein and carbs are both needed for effective post exercise meals, and quinoa is perfect for this.
India Gate Quinoa is rich in protein, high in fibre, naturally gluten free, and perfect for a vegan lifestyle. It is also suitable for people with wheat intolerance. It’s high iron concentrate increases oxygen supply in the blood to keep one energized, improves digestion, aids muscle growth with its high protein content, helps the nervous system, and boosts weight loss as well as fight illnesses due to its high antioxidant count.
Here’s a recipe from India Gate Quinoa, to meet those fitness and diet needs and keep you energized.
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, refrigerated
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp roasted walnut powder
- 1 tbsp choco chips
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
- Divide into 8 portions and roll into balls.
- Place these energy bites in the freezer for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
- If you make a bigger batch, store them in an airtight container in the freezer.