Quinoa Yogurt Berry Parfait

Quinoa is an ancient grain and is considered a superfood. If that is the case, I want to eat it first thing in the morning to help my day GO! I have paired it with fresh fruit and a honey yogurt for sublime results. The morning parfait is full of protein and gives me a good amount of energy to start my work day. I decided to give it the name “parfait”, since that means “perfect’ in French. Enjoy it first thing in the morning, or as an evening snack.

  • Quinoa Yogurt Berry Parfait 1 of 9
    Quinoa Parfait

    This simple parfait can made the day before and placed in the fridge for a quick hearty breakfast in the morning. 

  • Uncooked Quinoa 2 of 9

    Measure out the ancient grain, and cook according to directions. 

  • Drain 3 of 9
    drained quinoa

    Drain quinoa into a strainer and run under cold water. Allow to drain completely. 

  • Empty Glass 4 of 9

    Start with a empty glass, I like to use a mason jar, then add a lid to it at the end for easy storage. 

  • Quinoa Layer 5 of 9
    1st layer

    Start with a heaping tablespoon of quinoa on the bottom of the glass. 

  • Add Yogurt 6 of 9
    yogurt layer

    Pour yogurt over the quinoa for a second layer. 

  • Berry Berry Layer 7 of 9
    berry layer

    Next add a layer of berries. Then drizzle with honey. 

  • Repeat The Process 8 of 9
    repeat quinoa

    Repeat the process again with quinoa, yogurt, and berries. 

  • Enjoy! 9 of 9

    Enjoy right then and there, or place in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning or as an afternoon snack. 

Ingredients for quinoa yogurt berry parfait:

  • 1 – cup water
  • 1/2 – cup uncooked quinoa
  • 32 – ounce honey or vanilla low fat yogurt
  • 20 – strawberries (cut into 4’s)
  • 1/2 – cup blueberries
  • 1/2 – cup raspberries
  • 2  – tablespoons honey


  1.  In a small pot over a high flame add water and quinoa. Allow the mixture to come to a rolling boil. Then cover with a lid and lower the flame down to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. 
  2. Drain quinoa out of pot and into a strainer. Rinse under cold water to bring to room temperature. Allow to drain completely.
  3. Take 4 cups and place a heaping tablespoon of quinoa at the bottom of each cup.
  4. Top with 1/4 cup of yogurt, in each cup.
  5. Add a sprinkle of berries into each cup.
  6. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon honey on top of the berries.
  7. Repeat the process till all cups are filled with quinoa, yogurt, and berries.
  8. Cover and place in the fridge over night.
  9. Enjoy!


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Article Posted 3 years Ago

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