Quinoa Flakes With Banana, Roasted Pecans, Milk & Agave Syrup
Yesterday, i had this for breakfast. I adore this combination. This is also delicious with roasted walnuts instead of the pecans. Maple syrup is a lovely alternative to the agave. I buy my quinoa flakes at my local food health store.
Quinoa: what is it ?
Quinoa (pronounced : keen- wa ) is an ancient grain. It has been cultivated at the Andes Mountains since thousand of years. Quinoa is very rich in fibres. It contains twice as much iron & magnesium than other grains. It is a great source of high quality proteïn.
Agave syrup: what is it?
Agave syrup is syrup made from the agave plant. In Mexico, the Mexicans use this juice to make tequila. Tha agave syrup is a natural sweetener. It is about 25 % more sweet than normal sugar.
But it has better capacities than ordinary sugar.
The glycemic index of the agave (11 til 19) is less than the glycemic index of normal sugar. ( 68 )
The result of that is that the energy slowly releases itself in to the bloodstream. That means that there are much less changes in to the glycemic levels. Agave contains fom nature itself, a high concentration of fructose & the sweetmaker inulin. It can be easily disssolved in water.
That's why you can easily replace it with sugar in baking, desserts, yoghurt, pancakes,muesli,cookies,....
So agave is good for you: you take a little & it goes a long way!!!