Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quinoa Dessert

1 cup quinoa (pronounced keenwah)
2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup milk (Coconut milk is great too!)
1/4 cup agave or honey
1/4 cup nuts, chopped
1 1/2 cups of your favorite fruit (I love a berry blend)

Add quinoa, water, salt and cinnamon to stove top on high until mixture comes to a full boil. Put the lid on and simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir in the milk. Let simmer with the lid off for 10 minutes. Add honey, nuts and chopped up fruit. Mix and let simmer with the lid off for another 10 minutes.

*Unsweetened frozen fruit works well. If you use a berry blend, you do not need to cut up the fruit.

*Add fresh strawberries for a delicious summer treat!

Quinoa comes from a broadleaf plant and has fabulous nutritional value. It looks similar to tapioca when cooked and tastes wonderful!

1 comment:

diamond*diva said...

I love this one, and so did Rich..