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Quinoa, Blueberry and Yogurt Parfait

 
Quinoa, Blueberry and Yogurt Parfait
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This breakfast parfait is made with quinoa, yogurt, fresh blueberries and toasted almonds. You can make it one day ahead, put in the fridge, and enjoy this wholesome and delicious parfait the next morning.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

50

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

½ cup quinoa
rinsed
1 cup water
½ cup yogurt
plain
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
or to taste
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
fresh, and picked over
¼ cup almonds
sliced and toasted

Directions

Add quinoa and water into a small sauce pan.

Bring to a boil over high heat with a lid on.

Reduce heat to low to let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off heat and allow to sit for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile mix yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small bowl until well combined. Chill in frige until ready to use.

Fluff with fork, let cool in frige or freezer until chilled.

When quinoa is chilled, start to assemble parfait.

Divide everything except almonds into 4 equal portions.

Place first portion of quinoa on bottom of parfait dishes.

Next pour first portion of yogurt over quinoa, sprinkle first portion of blueberries over yogurt.

Repeat the same steps to make second layer of quinoa, yogurt and blueberries.

Top with toasted almonds.

Chill in refrigerator for at least half an hour.

Serve and enjoy.

Note: You can use vanilla yogurt, or any fruity yogurt you like.

We like toasted almonds, you can always sprinkle some toasted walnuts, or hazelnuts.

Blueberries can be replaced by other fresh berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

about 5 years

Had some fresh seasonal blueberries, lots of quinoa, then came out this recipe to use both of these two ingredients to make a breakfast parfait, and it actually worked deliciously well.

It was so easy to make and assemble, it looked very pretty too. I didn't chill parfait in frige because I was in hunger :) But it was still absolutely delicious, light and nutritious.

Perfect for breakfast or a refreshing dessert to finish up the meal.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 324g (11.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34528% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 15% Iron 27%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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