They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If anything Dr. OZ says that breakfast should be eaten like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. So if those are the expectations: What better way to kick off your morning than with a healthy quinoa breakfast parfait? This recipe calls for enough to share with others.
- 2 (6 oz) containers yogurt (I like to use fat free french vanilla, strawberry or peach flavors)
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 2 cups fruit (mixed berries or chopped peaches)
Optional yummy items:
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds or pecans
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*Before we dive in to the instructions, I need to add my two cents. I’m not a morning person and typically don’t like to do a lot of cooking for my breakfast. Because this recipe calls for cooked and cooled quinoa, I suggest making it the night before and letting it cool in the fridge. This way there’s even less prep time involved.
If you took my advice above, you’ve got it made (literally) – now all you need to do is layer. Otherwise, cook the quinoa per the instructions on the box and let it cool. Spoon your yogurt in to a glass and layer the quinoa and fruit on top. For the optional ingredients, sprinkle in the almonds or pecans throughout and top with cinnamon.
Happy Eating, XO.
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