Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Strawberry Quinoa Yogurt Parfaits

i cannot get enough strawberries. i feel like i eat them everyday in june when they are in season. i love them mixed into my plain greek yogurt in the morning or just plain, right out of the fridge.

however, this morning i wanted something a bit more substantial but i wasn't in the mood for my breakfast standby - cereal. so i decided to whip up a yogurt parfait.

this isn't just any yogurt parfait though. take a closer look, there is quinoa in there! quinoa makes for a wonderful breakfast - similar to oatmeal, but packed with protein to keep you fuller longer. i recommend making the quinoa ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge to eat on weekday mornings.

just layer it with yogurt, fruit, and a little granola, and you have a quick, easy, healthy, filling breakfast in no time. kids will love this too!

Strawberry Quinoa Yogurt Parfaits
makes 2-3 parfaits

Sweet Creamy Quinoa:
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp agave nectar
pinch of salt

bring water, milk, salt, and quinoa to a boil over medium heat. reduce heat to low and let simmer 10-15 minutes until liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender (adding more liquid if needed). stir in agave and let cool. store leftovers in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.

Strawberry Yogurt:
1 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
1/3 cup strawberry puree

stir together yogurt and strawberry puree.

layer quinoa, strawberry yogurt, and sliced strawberries in as many layers as you like. top with more sliced strawberries and granola if desired for a nice crunch.


  1. What beautiful pictures! This looks so yummy -- can't wait to try it!

  2. That sounds so healthy. I would never have thought to include quinoa in a parfait but it looks real good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your parfaits up.


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