Category Archives: Quinoa Dessert Recipes

Quinoa, Raspberries and Blueberry Parfait

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1-1 1/2 cups raspberries
1-1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt

Directions

1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Allow quinoa to cool
5. In 4-6 parfait glasses (depending on size of glass) layer quinoa, yogurt, blueberries, yogurt, raspberries and yogurt. Repeat layering if desired.
6. Top with a few blueberries and raspberries for a “patriotic” appearance.
7. ENJOY!

The nutrition facts will depend on the type on yogurt that you use and the amount of blueberries and raspberries. These nutrition facts are using low-fat yogurt and one cup each of blueberries and raspberries.

Nutrition facts: 4, 6 servings: 262, 174 calories; 49, 33 carbs; 11,7 gm pro; 5.5, 3.5gm fat

Quinoa Pudding with Dried Goji Berries

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

½ cup Quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice
½ cup dried goji berries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Mix in juice, dried goji berries, lemon juice, and nutmeg.
5. Cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
6. Stir in vanilla extract.
7. Serve warm and ENJOY!

Variations: Try adding other dried fruit or a combination of fruits and nuts. Vary the kind of juice used.

Nutrition facts: 3 servings: 204 calories; 48 carbs; 5 gm pro; 2 gm fat

Quinoa Cinnamon Pudding with Apple Cider

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

½ cup Quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup apple cider (if cider is out of season, juice may be substituted)
½ cup chopped dried apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Mix in cider, chopped, dry apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and clove.
5. Cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
6. Stir in almond extract.
7. Serve warm and ENJOY!

Variations: Try adding other dried fruit or a combination of fruits and nuts. Vary the kind of cider/juice used.

Nutrition facts: 3 servings: 204 calories; 44 carbs; 4gm pro; 2 gm fat

Quinoa, Watermelon and Blueberry Parfait

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1-1/2 cups diced watermelon
1-1/2 cups blueberries
2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt

Directions

1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Allow quinoa to cool
5. In 4-6 parfait glasses (depending on size of glass) layer quinoa, yogurt, blueberries, yogurt, watermelon and yogurt. Repeat layering if desired.
6. Top with a few blueberries and watermelon for a “patriotic” appearance.
7. ENJOY!

The nutrition facts will depend on the type on yogurt that you use and the amount of blueberries and watermelon. These nutrition facts are using low-fat yogurt and one cup each of blueberries and watermelon.

Nutrition facts: 4, 6 servings: 262, 174 calories; 49, 33 carbs; 11,7 gm pro; 5.5, 3.5gm fat