- This May-August seasonal fruit is packed with Vitamin A which promotes good vision
- Full of Antioxidants, apricots quench free radical damage to cells and tissues
- Dried apricots are high in dietary fiber which helps the flow of digestion
- Good source of Vitamin A which helps prevent against age-related eye disorders
- High in soluble fiber which helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and thus reduces the risk for heart disease.
- High in potassium which helps our maintain healthy blood pressure.
*Fun Fact: The apricot originated in china, it was introduced to the US by Spanish explorers in the 18th century.
Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa
Makes 4 servings
1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup quinoa
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
2 dried pitted dates, finely chopped
5 dried apricots, finely chopped
- Toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat until just golden, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.
- Heat the cinnamon and quinoa together in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through. Add the milk and sea salt to the saucepan and stir; bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, place a cover on the saucepan, and allow to cook at a simmer for 15 minutes. Stir the vanilla, honey, dates, apricots, and about half the almonds into the quinoa mixture. Top with the remaining almonds to serve.
Total Fat: 8g
Sat Fat: 0 g
Dietary fiber: 1g
Protein: less than 1g