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Quinoa Surprise
4 votes


This quinoa dish is delicious anytime of the day and especially when craving a sweet. You can also replace the quinoa with another compliant grain. I've tried it with oatmeal, millet and barley and it's equally delicious just different every time.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons dried raisins
  • 1 Tablespoons Blackstrap molasses
  • butter [or ghee]
How to make it:
  1. In a medium size pan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add quinoa, diced apple and dried raisins.
  3. Lower heat, cover and simmer 18-20 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a small bowl; add butter and molasses, stir and serve immediately.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Molasses (Blackstrap)  B N B B B B N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • 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.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 16, 2007 at 06:10 PM By: Drea