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
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
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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