21 May 2011

Zucchini Quinoa Fruit Parfait

Sarena makes some of the most delicious and healthy gluten free meals, and 
after she posted a recipe for Quinoa Breakfast Fruit Bowl, I wanted to try it out

Zucchini Quinoa Fruit Parfait 
adapted from The Non-Dairy Queen

1/2 zucchini
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
a dash of stevia
1/2 cup berries 
1/2 cup fruit of choice

A. Place 1/2 cup of water in saucepan and bring to a boil
B. Add 1/4 cup dry quinoa to boiling water and reduce heat
C. Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes
D. Chop or puree zucchini in a food processor
E. Add zucchini to cooked quinoa and mix in cinnamon and stevia
F. Scoop into parfait glass and cover with your choice of berries and fruits
G. Top with yogurt or Sarena's Coconut Cream

Adding the zucchini to a fruit parfait is a great 
way to sneak some extra greens into your meals!

The fruit I used were some sliced strawberries and soaked prunes

I wanted to top it with coconut milk and coconut cream sauce, but 
was all out of coconut flour... so I used some plain yogurt instead


Jenny said... [reply]

I was a little iffy about the zucchini but somehow you've convinced me that it works ;) looks lovely!

Natalie S. @ The First Kitchen said... [reply]

That looks delicious! I love when zucchinis start to come back in season. My parents are growing some in the garden and they're popping up so quick!

Chelsea said... [reply]

This looks like it would taste just like zucchini bread. Yum!

Jess said... [reply]

Quite the combinations of foods :D

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

This sounds so delicious! Quite honestly I would never think to make something like this. Who comes up with this stuff?! I love it! I'm doing a wellness class on how to incorporate more F/V into your diet, this recipe will have to be mentioned.

The Dainty Pig said... [reply]

Your parfaits look so yummy!!!
Totally craving some yummy summer fruits and vegs now :)

Gillian said... [reply]

Everything about you and your meals are so elegant. x

Andrea@WellnessNotes said... [reply]

Beautiful breakfast! Sounds unusual at first, but I can totally see that it would work!

Anonymous said... [reply]

you make it look so pretty!! :) i would definatly try it! i love quinoa...and zucchini! :))

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, that looks so good! I need one now after not being home to eat this weekend! The prunes sound really good too! I bet figs would be good too when yours come in to season.

Anonymous said... [reply]

That's way innovative!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

What a unique parfait!! It looks good!

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