Detox Quinoa Bread

When the detox meets the flavor!

This is officially my first video recipe, so in order to make it right I came with a nice recipe inspired by a great book by Lily Simpson & Rob Hobson “The Detox Kitchen Bible”. Though is not completely vegan, different recipes are vegetarian-friendly and can be actually adapted to a vegan diet.

I am lately using quinoa pretty often so I was really curious to explore other ways to integrate this superfood into my diet.

This bread is just perfect as a snack or with a salad is slightly crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. Don’t expect a classic bread texture though, because it can easily fall apart.

FACts: quinoa is rich in proteins, magnesium and manganese.

Detox Quinoa Bread

  • Servings: 1 bread
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 15 gr chia seeds
  • 15 gr flaxseeds
  • 100 ml water for the seeds

  • 350 gr quinoa
  • 1300ml water
  • 1T sea salt

  • the juice of half lemon
  • 150 ml water
  • 70 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of sea salt
  • about 2 T sesame seeds and 2 T sunflower seeds


  1. preheat the oven to 180° C / 350° F*
  2. mix the chia and flaxseeds on a bowl with the 100 ml water and let it rest for about 30 minutes (the consistency at this stage will be like a gel)
  3. bring to a boil the 350 gr quinoa on the 1L 300ml water a 1T of sea salt, simmer for 3 minutes. The quinoa should not be completely cooked, drain to remove the excess water.
  4. in bowl add the 150 ml water, the lemon juice, olive oil, bicarbonate of soda and salt and whisk it.
  5. on a large bowl combine with a spatula the quinoa together with the STEP 2 and STEP 3. With a blender (immersion blender works fine too) process until the consistency is smooth and creamy.
  6. transfer the mix into a loaf tin with a parchment paper (this will prevent to break the bread once cooked). Top with sesame and sunflower seeds and press it with a spatula.
  7. cook for about 60 minutes. Let it rest for a couple of hours to dry completely.

Info: this recipe is inspired by Lily Simpson & Rob Hobson “The Detox Kitchen Bible”