Oat bran is not readily available in the town of Westcliffe. So, in an effort to hoard the last of my supply, I tried something new:
According to the folks at Ancient Harvest, quinoa flakes are 100% organic quinoa simply steam-rolled into a quick cooking quinoa flake. I am a fan of regular quinoa, and I’ve always read that it is the world’s oldest grain, gluten free, full of protein, a superfood, yadda yadda yadda. Let’s just say I really wanted to like these flakes.
The flakes tasted okay – kind of like buckwheat. I’ll finish the box, but it’s not something I would buy again. I always thought that out of all grains, quinoa was the highest in protein. Well, according to my box of flakes, 1/3 cup dry quinoa contains 131 calories, 2.4 grams of fiber, and 4.3 grams of protein. However, the same amount of Bob’s Red Mill Oat bran contains 120 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein, not to mention more iron and calcium. Am I missing something? Oat bran appears to be higher in nutrients. Why is quinoa always touted as such a supergrain? Is it because it’s considered a complete protein? Would you quinoa experts please enlighten me. Whatever the reason, I’ll be sticking to oat bran because it taste about a 100 times better!
Two thank-you’s before I go.
Reader JacobC was so kind to send CD and I some goodies all the way to the UniBlogger cabin. Thanks Jacob!
CD and I are quite sad to leave Westcliffe today but excited about our upcoming adventures in Woodland Park, CO. I’m hoping to meet up with some other bloggers/readers in Denver sometime this month. So, if you’re in the area and would like to join us, please stay tuned for details soon.
I leave you with my clean-out-the fridge breakfast:
Let’s see, there was 1 onion, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes sauteed and then scrambled with 1 egg and 2 egg whites served on a bed of romaine massaged with 1/2 avocado, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of stevia and topped with the other 1/2 of my avocado. Got all that? Well, I sure did because I am stuffed!
Not sure what our Internet situation will be in Woodland Park as we’re staying in a yurt high up in the mountains. Should be interesting. Fortunately, I hear there is a Starbucks nearby. 🙂
Off to walk the pups and do some major house cleaning. Bye!