Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mango & Overnight Quinoa Flakes Parfait ( Plus Bonus Recipes)






 I will miss the extra storage space in our NY home. My pantry is huge. I would find something on sale and stock up.The pantry also stored all types of baking pans and anything I thought I needed to cook and bake. 

Time has come to clean it out and I found a box of quinoa flakes. Needed to look into my saved recipes for something to make.

Didn't take me long to find this one on Simply Quinoa . 


This has become my easy favorite breakfast ( when Gabe doesn't bring home a bagel). It's simple to make and you can add so many wonderful things!

I mentioned the pantry because I also had jams and jelly to use. Loved the mango and used my last one so decided to experiment layering different jams and apple butter between the quinoa flake mixture. 

Blueberry jam was the first to go in the parfait- I didn't add much so it wasn't overly sweet. The next flavor waiting to jump into the parfait was apple pie butter. What a delicious way to start the day. 

I loved my ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TROPICAL TURMERIC SMOOTHIE. Turmeric is so healthy I'm trying to add more to my diet.  I didn't add the aloe vera juice when I made this to add to the parfait. Added the pineapple, banana, about a tablespoon of lime juice and turmeric which I added to a food processor.

Puree until smooth and then layered it into the mason jar with the Quinoa Flake mixture.

Healthy and delicious.





Mango & Overnight Quinoa Flakes


Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa flakes

1/4  instant oatmeal 

2- 3 tablespoons chia seeds

1 1/2 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon

1 1/2 tablespoon honey

3/4 cup almond mild

1 ripe mango- peeled and cut into small chunks

Directions:

Set aside a  16 ounce mason jar . You could use any type of glass or plastic container  but I would cover  with plastic wrap when it sits overnight. 

Combine the quinoa flakes, oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey and milk in a small bowl. Stir until everything is combined. Let  sit while you prepare the mango.

Add the mango to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you want added sweetness you can add extra honey to the mango mixture.

Next come the layering which as you can see it's a work in progress.

Add the quinoa flake mixture to the mason jar. Place the 

mango puree next, quinoa flake mixture, mango puree to top it off.

Cover the jar and place in fridge overnight.

A delicious breakfast awaits for you behind that closed door!

Note: I have another yummy addition which I will add to the blog tomorrow.

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20 comments:

  1. What an amazing breakfast this is. I remember when you posted the oatmeal one that you make the night before, I loved that one. I am not a mango fan, but I am sure you can use other fruits. Thanks for this idea.

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    1. The great thing about this is you can use anything! Jams, jellies, fruit- all delicious and so easy to make!

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  2. Quinoa flakes huh? That's a new one on me. Are they near the regular quinoa or in the cereal aisle? For the instant oatmeal, did you use quick oats? I know, I know-I love to ask questions! I love make ahead so you can grab it and go breakfasts. I have that overnight oatmeal pretty much every day. :)

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    1. Carol- I used both instant and old fashion. The old fashion had thicker consistency where the instant was creamy. I left it up to whatever people prefer.

      Honestly, with my memory I really don't remember what section they were in. I'm almost out so when I put up more I'll let you know where I found them.

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  3. Quinoa Flakes I have never heard of.But I will look for. This sounds so good.

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    1. Let me know if you can't find them

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  4. I can't wait to have this for breakfast!

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    1. Courtney-I hope you come back and let me know if you made it. I LOVE this for breakfast and hope you enjoy it also!

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  5. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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  6. Ooo...this sounds so amazing!

    I’d love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Jennifer, I love getting up and taking this out of the fridge. It's so good and a healthy way to start the day.

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  8. Not my favorite but you make it sound yummy enough to give it a try! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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    1. What's great about this the fillings. I've been using up fruit butter and jams.

      Something easy and healthy!

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  9. Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

    Pinned and shared.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  11. Delicious I love to taste it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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