Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fruity Quinoa Yogurt

The last "no oil, no fat" recipe that I made while Josh was prepping for surgery was Fruity Quinoa Yogurt. I originally made it as a snack but it ended up being served as dessert two nights in a row. On it's own, it's got a  interesting texture, but if you use it as dip for strawberries, apples or pears, it's great. And knowing that I'm eating a healthy dessert rather than ice cream or pie makes it even better.

Fruity Quinoa Yogurt

1/2 block firm, silken Tofu
1 c. Strawberries (I used frozen)
1/2 c. cooked Quinoa
1 t. Maple Syrup
1/2 t. Vanilla

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. The quinoa will give it texture, in addition to lots of protein and fiber. Eat this straight or with sliced fruit.

This recipe was found, along with many other great vegan recipes, at


  1. Gotta say, I'm really interested in this recipe. I like quinoa, and the concept of fruit dip has me perked. Its the tofu that I get hung up on. Do you think it would work if you subbed vanilla yogurt for the tofu?

  2. I bet vanilla yogurt would be a fine substitute but I'm guessing the yogurt would be a bit runny. I have a feeling it would taste really good though! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.