Quinoa & hummus bowl
There are a whole host of benefits that go hand-in-hand with working out in the morning. Improved mental clarity, boosted metabolism and better sleep - just to name a few. But if you’re not used to rising with or before the sun, it’s going to take a bit of practice before you find yourself springing out of bed and into your activewear.
The good news is, there are a few things you can do to make the adjustment a little easier. The most important? Adequately fueling your body the night before with a dinner that contains a good balance of carbs, fat and protein. The eggs aren’t your thing, they can be substituted for 150g of your preferred protein of choice (we love chicken).
One of our faves? The quinoa hummus bowl! Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious, it’s the perfect weeknight dinner, especially on those nights before you plan an early morning workout.
QUINOA & HUMMUS BOWL
2 large eggs
¼ cup quinoa (cooked)
1 tbsp peas
20g salad leaves
⅛ avocado thinly sliced
1 tbsp hummus
1 radish thinly sliced
10g walnuts roughly chopped
½ tsp sesame seeds
Salt and pepper
Place eggs in a saucepan of cold water and bring to a boil. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and place in a sink of cold water to cool. Peel and cut into quarters.
Toss cooked quinoa with drained peas and season with salt & pepper
To serve, add leaves and quinoa to bowl and top with avocado, hummus, radish, walnuts, squeeze over lemon and season.
Top with eggs and sprinkle with sesame seeds