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Quinoa Quickie

Contributed by: DenverFoodieAdded: Jul 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM


Quick hot breakfast alternative.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed (ground)
  • 1 Tablespoon cranberries (dried) [variation: blueberries]
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds [variations: walnuts and/or almonds]
  • 2 Tablespoons water (to moisten)
How to make it:
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Microwave on high for 35 seconds.
  3. Stir, eat and enjoy.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...1 B B A A A N B B
Flax Seed (Linseed)2 B B N N N N B N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Blueberry2 B B N B N B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 15, 2010 at 07:08 PM By: Lola
    • Revised Sep 15, 2010 at 05:18 PM By: Dr. Pepper
    • Revised Sep 17, 2010 at 09:15 AM By: Dr. Pepper