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In a Smoothie

A lot of smoothie recipes call for the addition of protein powder to ramp up the drink, but if you mix in quinoa, you can skip the powder and still get this important nutrient. Blending the cooked grain in to smoothies can also give them a subtle nutty flavor that balances out any sweet fruit the smoothie contains.

For blending raw quinoa, you'll need a higher-powered blender, but it's easily mixed in if you cook it up first.

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