Strawberry Quinoa Healthy Parfait

So, I am back from this great trip to ” Banff National Park” got plenty of the sunshine and fresh mountain air; but now I am craving for some healthy food. Trust me! I really missed home cooked goodness.  I made this layered strawberry quinoa healthy parfait for breakfast ; it’s light, healthy, fruity, colorful and creamy. Perfect for summertime,  you can have it as a breakfast or dessert. strawberry parfait recipe

The first layer is simply cooked quinoa, for the second layer I have used greek yogurt stirred with honey and the third layer is of homemade strawberry compote. I have also added few cherries and chia seeds to my strawberry compote. I love strawberry or other fruit compote and try to make them on the weekend so that I can use them anytime for fruity breakfast topping.strawberry quinoa healthy parfait

Strawberry Quinoa Healthy Parfait
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
 
Strawberry Quinoa Parfait layered with fresh strawberry cherry chia compote and honey stirred yogurt.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh/frozen).
  • ¼ cup cherries (fresh/frozen).
  • 2 tsp brown sugar.
  • 2 tablespoon water.
  • 1 tsp chia seeds.
  • ½ cup quinoa.
  • 1 cup yogurt.
  • 3 tsp honey(or more according to taste).
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract.
  • fresh strawberries for garnish.
Instructions
  1. Rinse and cook quinoa as per package directions. Keep aside covered and let it cool.
  2. For compote: Take a small saucepan and add sugar, chopped strawberries, cherries and water to it, place on medium heat once it starts to bubble reduce heat and gently mash fruit with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking on low heat for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally; remove from heat add honey and chia seeds.
  3. In a small bowl combine yogurt, honey and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  4. Layer in glasses and serve immediately.

quinoa parfaitTips:

  • You can save time by cooking a batch of quinoa ahead. Keep it in the refrigerator; it can be used for quick breakfast or salads.strawberry quinoa parfait

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