Skip Nav

Post-Workout Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

This Pumpkin and Quinoa Parfait Is the Perfect Post-Workout Breakfast

When it comes to a breakfast that satisfies pumpkin cravings, I have yet to meet a recipe that compares to this pretty parfait. Packed with protein, complex carbohydrates, and plenty of spices, this is a healthy recipe that will get you in the mood for Halloween — but not at the expense of nutrition. Instead of a sugary pumpkin pastry full of refined carbs that make your blood sugar spike and leave you feeling hungry soon after you eat, this quick and easy 322-calorie hearty breakfast offers 25 percent of your daily fibre and nearly 15 grams of protein to keep you satisfied all morning long. It's the perfect post-workout breakfast that still feels like a sweet indulgence.

Pumpkin Quinoa Parfait

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness

Notes

I used plain yoghurt for my breakfast parfait, but use vanilla or maple to make it taste even more like a treat!

Post-Workout Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup quinoa, cooked
    3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/2 cup yoghurt of your choice
    1 tablespoon chopped apples, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Mix cooked quinoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Layer your parfait in a small glass of your choice. Begin with the pumpkin-quinoa mixture, then add the yoghurt of your choice, reserving about 2 tablespoons. Then, layer the rest of your quinoa mixture, and top off with the remaining yoghurt.
  • Garnish with chopped apples or fruit of your choice, and enjoy!


Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
332
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Why Do My Hiccups Hurt?
Is It OK to Exercise With Uterine Fibroids?
Why Are My Hands Always Cold?
What Is Post-Birth-Control Syndrome?
What to Know If You're Considering Stocking Up on Plan B
30-Minute Dance Workouts on YouTube
How to Air-Fry Pumfu, Pumpkin Tofu
Serena Williams's Best Quotes on Body Positivity
The Best Workouts For Your Menstrual Cycle
Here’s What a Headache Between Your Eyes Means
A Therapist Taught Me That My Anxieties Aren't Based in Fact
Why Does My Eye Twitch?
Latest Health & Fitness