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Friday, June 26, 2015

Quinoa Mango Yogurt Parfait | Healthy Snacks

Parfait is a french word meaning 'perfect'.This is a frozen dessert made from base of sugar syrup,egg and cream.However,this is a protein packed healthy parfait made with quinoa and yogurt and topped with mango.This is a perfect summer treat for kids and all age groups.This can be given as a after school snack for kids and you can always try out with different varieties of fruits and dry fruits,nuts.Quinoa is considered world's healthiest foods and so this is a filling snack or can be served as a healthy dessert too.Use greek yogurt or hung curd for best results.Enjoy this simple and healthy recipe!

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Preparation time~10 minutes
Cooking time~15 minutes
Serves 4 cups
Recipe source~500 quinoa recipes
Ingredients
quinoa 1/2 cup
water 1 cup
yogurt(preferably greek yogurt) 1.5 cups
pecans 1tbsp
raisins 1tbsp
mango 1 chopped small
honey 2tbsp-3tbsp


Method
  • Boil a cup of water and add the rinsed quinoa.Simmer on medium heat and let it cook for 10-12 minutes until well cooked and the water is absorbed.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa with honey well.Keep aside.

  • Layer each glass(4) with yogurt(2tbsp) then add chopped pecans and raisins.Then add the next layer of quinoa(about 2tbsp) in each glass.Again,add a layer of yogurt and top with pecan and raisins.Finally finish with chopped mango garnish.
  • Cover and cool in  refrigerator.Serve chilled.

NOTES
* You can add sugar to sweeten the yogurt too but we like it plain.
* You can also layer the mangoes in between too.
* If you wish you can omit the dry fruits and nuts or use different nuts and dry fruits of your choice.



16 comments:

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this is yum. I want to grab the glass off the screen.

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow really yummy parfait..... So colorful and love the layering...... :)

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yo yo kothipichu. Love it

VidyaLakshmi Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy parfait...looks so inviting.

Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful looking bowl of snack..Too delicious

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I could have this morning, afternoon and night! Looks so delicious...

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So healthy and looks tempting...

Razina Javed said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks delicious

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously feel like grabbing this ..look super delish

nishkitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Parfait looks delish. Love the mango topping!

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

So yummy and colourful!!

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

i never thought that we can use quinoa in sweet dishes :)
this looks really tempting and flavorsome...Yum yum yum !

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

love to make this soon, love the layers of flavors

Shibi Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love it as a breakfast parfait!! I love quick, healthy and easy options for breakfast.

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear friend. Love the ingredients of your dessert. Colorful and tasty. I'll give it a try.

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

this sounds so healthy and looks delicious too..