The Recipe:

Spiced Quinoa Parfait With Vanilla, Honey & Greek Yogurt


By:  Kelsey  Toombs  ACE Certified Health Coach & Blogger  August 9th, 2013

Anyone can have a bowl of Greek yogurt with some blueberries tossed in, but you aren't just anybody. You need, and frankly, deserve something more. Give your breakfast routine a kick in the pants with this healthy and protein-packed spiced quinoa parfait. Take it up a few notches with some spices, honey and almonds. With all the health benefits quinoa has to offer, your day just got better.

Spiced Quinoa Parfait with Almonds, Honey, Vanilla and Greek Yogurt

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 T honey 
  • 2 containers of Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 2 cups berries
  • 3 T slivered almonds

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water, quinoa, and cinnamon sticks to a boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Once the quinoa is at a boil, reduce the heat to medium-high and cover. Cook until all of the liquid is absorbed (approximately 20 minutes). Be sure to stir the quinoa from time to time to avoid having any stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. After quinoa is fully cooked, remove from heat and stir in the nutmeg, vanilla and honey. Add more honey if you want it to be sweeter.
  4. Chill quinoa for at least one hour.
  5. After quinoa is chilled, divide it equally between four glasses and top with Greek yogurt, berries and slivered almonds. 

 

Kelsey Toombs

ACE Certified Health Coach & Blogger

Kelsey Toombs Kelsey is a health and wellness blogger at Fueling Strong. When not running around the city, you can find her checking out the local farmers markets, cheering on her rugby-playing husband or day dreaming about her next trip to Napa Valley.

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