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Quinoa Pudding with Mango Puree

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This tempting Quinoa Pudding with Mango Purée is a delightful treat and a nutritional powerhouse, offering a wealth of health benefits.

This dish’s heart is quinoa, a versatile and nutrient-dense “superfood” grain. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for those seeking to incorporate more plant-based protein into their diet. It is also a rich source of fibre, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system.

The addition of plant-based milk, such as almond or oat milk, further enhances the nutritional profile of this pudding. These milk alternatives are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, providing a boost of essential nutrients. The cinnamon sticks and orange zest used in the pudding also offer their own health benefits.

Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may help regulate blood sugar levels, making this dessert a more diabetic-friendly option. The orange zest and juice, on the other hand, are rich in vitamin C, which is vital for immune function and skin health.

The inclusion of maple syrup as a natural sweetener adds a touch of sweetness while also providing antioxidants and minerals, such as zinc and manganese, which are important for overall well-being.

The star of this dish, however, is the mango purée. Mangoes are a treasure trove of nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate. These vibrant fruits are also a great source of dietary fibre and carotenoids, which are known for their antioxidant properties and potential to support eye health.

By combining the nutrient-dense quinoa with the tropical sweetness of the mango purée, this dessert becomes a delightful and nourishing treat. The natural sweetness from the maple syrup and fruit, along with the creaminess of the plant-based milk, create a satisfying and indulgent experience without the need for added sugars or artificial sweeteners.

In summary, this Quinoa Pudding with Mango Purée is a nutrient-rich dessert that offers a delightful balance of flavours and textures. With its impressive array of health benefits, including support for protein intake, digestive health, immune function, and antioxidant protection, it is a dessert that can be enjoyed guilt-free, nourishing both the body and the soul.

Quinoa Pudding with Mango Puree

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
A Delightful Twist on a Healthy Treat
This unique quinoa pudding offers a delightful twist on the classic chia pudding. By using nutrient-dense quinoa as the base, this dessert provides a more substantial and satisfying texture, while the vibrant mango purée adds a tropical twist that enhances the overall experience.
Quinoa, often referred to as a "superfood," is a gluten-free grain packed with complete proteins, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. This makes it an ideal ingredient for a nourishing and filling dessert. The mango purée, bursting with natural sweetness and vitamin C, complements the quinoa perfectly, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
Whether you're looking for a healthier alternative to traditional puddings or simply seeking a new and exciting way to enjoy a nutritious treat, this Quinoa Pudding with Mango Purée is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.
Course Dessert
Servings 6 servings


Quinoa Pudding

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups plant based milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ orange juiced
  • 2 orange peels
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mango Puree

  • cups frozen mango
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¾ cup water


Quinoa Pudding

  • Rinse the Quinoa several times.
  • In a large pot, add all the Quinoa pudding ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer with the lid on for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat, take out the orange peel and cinnamon sticks, and allow to cool slightly before splitting them into your serving dishes and placing them in the fridge while we puree the mango.

Mango Puree

  • Blend all ingredients in a highspeed blender until smooth. Add more water if necessary.
  • Add the pureed mango to the top of the quinoa and place back into the fridge until serving.
Keyword mango, plantbased, quinoa dessert, vegan, wfpb
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.

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