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Valeria Dolbel

I'm a nutritional therapist and beauty nutrition practitioner specialising in plant-based nutrition and holistic gut, hormone and skin health. In other words, I help people to transition and maintain a balanced plant-based diet to achieve radiant health!

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Quinoa is a whole grain with high protein content and an excellent nutritional profile. For example, one cup of cooked quinoa weighing 185 g provides 8.14 g of protein, nearly double the protein content of most grains!

Quinoa’s protein profile offers a wide range of amino acids, one of them being Lysine which can potentially boost collagen synthesis and even the complexion. Quinoa is also a good source of antioxidants like quercetin, kaempferol and Vitamin E, with anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties.

Another advantage of quinoa is it’s naturally gluten-free and higher in nutrients—than, for example, brown rice. It is a good source of Iron, Manganese, Magnesium and fibre.

Many people avoid quinoa because of its taste, but did you know it can be easily changed? Adding some herbs and lemon juice is the easiest way to elevate your quinoa experience.

This recipe is an excellent example of making quinoa taste better by dressing it with other ingredients

The recipe is straightforward. You’d need to cook your quinoa and add some fresh blueberries, cashews, mint, parsley and lemon. It would make a perfect base for a veggie / tofu bowl, or side salad.

Lemon Cashew Blueberry Quinoa

Elevate your quinoa experience by dressing your quinoa with delicious fresh herbs, blueberries, cashews and lemon juice. It would make a perfect base for a veggie/tofu bowl, or side salad.
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 485 kcal


  • 1 cup white quinoa cooked
  • 1/2 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint finely chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh
  • 1 cup cashews chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt


  • To a large bowl, add cooked quinoa, chopped parsley, mint, cashews and blueberries.
  • To a small glass jar add lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest and salt. Shake well to combine.
  • Add the dressing to the quinoa and then mix all the ingredients. Serve chilled or at room temeperature.


Calories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 13gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 898IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 5mg


”I feel amazing, I have had so much more energy over the past 3 weeks, my skin and complexion have improved, no more bloating and the best is I have more clarity about my life. I’ve gained so much from doing this and I want to continue these good habits. Thank you Valeria Dolbel for helping me with this upgrade and reset. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

-Michelle R.

“Valeria is very passionate and knowledgeable on following a plant-based diet to improve overall health. "

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