'Power parfait'... with chocolate, quinoa, banana, peanut butter...

The chocolate power pudding has now been made with various toppings on a number of occasions. I just love the warm comforting feeling of an 'oatmeal-esque' bowlful but with a protein powered alternative texture to change things up from time to time.

One morning when I had made a big batch of chocolate 'base mix' to keep in the fridge for a couple of days, I layered it up in glasses for a 'power parfait' (having too much fun with aliteration today!)  The youghurt topping was simply soy yogurt mixed with peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. I mashed some banana through the chocolate base mix and sliced the remaining on top.

It made the perfect mid morning snack (after my early morning green smoothie) and once again since the quinoa mix was pre-made it only took mere minutes to throw together, this could easily become a dessert with a little extra sweetness thrown in.

Oh, on a quick side note, I also tried blending up the mix in a processor to get a smooth and creamy base, but it didn't really work that well and the texture didn't change much, but that's cool with me as I love the texture- just saying in case you had wondered...

Recipe: Power Parfait

Serves 2 


I cup of this chocolate power pudding (chocolate quinoa)
2 small or 1 large bananas
1/2 cup vegan yoghurt
1 tbs peanut butter
2 tsp maple syrup
Cacao nibs to decorate- optional


Mash half of the banana and mix through the chocolate quinoa pudding. Spoon the pudding into two serving bowls or glasses.

Mix the yoghurt with the peanut butter and maple syrup and spoon over the top of the quinoa layer. 

Chop the remaining banana to top the yoghurt and decorate with cacoa nibs or other toppings as preferred. Chill if necessary (if the quinoa pudding is not chilled) prior to serving.

For further guidance on making gluten free choices please see this post.

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