Healthy “Rice Pudding or Ριζόγαλο” with Quinoa!

Healthy Rice Pudding 2Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup of Cooked Quinoa (or Brown Rice if you prefer)
  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoon of Sweetener (or Brown Sugar)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Wondering what you can do with Almond Milk??? This is a super easy, quick-to-make, sweet treat! I am such a lover of Rice Pudding! My Mom made the best rice pudding when I was growing up…so here’s is my healthy version that I think tastes just as good as the real deal!!

Here’s what to do

  • Healthy Rice Pudding 3Cook the quinoa (or brown rice) according to instructions (usually it should be 1/2 cup of quinoa with a 1 1/2 cups of water – bring to a boil and simmer until water has dried up).
  • Place the cooked quinoa, sweetener and milk in a small sauce pan; feel free to add a cinnamon stick for flavor. Bring the mix to a boil, stirring occasionally, and allow it to simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn off the fire and allow mix to set for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon before serving. You can keep it in the fridge or eat it at room temperature!

The texture is just like that of the real Rice Pudding! And overall, it’s a pretty satisfying healthy dessert alternative! I keep healthy treats like this handy! So that I can eat a little something sweet almost every day! (big sweet tooth, you guys..)

Hope you like it!!

xoxo,

Yoggi B.

Oat’s Series 2: Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredientsoatmeal cookies 1

Cookie Dough: 

  • ½ Cup of Oats Flour
  • ½ Cup of Water
  • 2 – 4 Tbs of Sugar (Brown, Stevia, etc)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbs of Peanut Butter (Natural, Melted, and this is Optional)

Toppings:

  • 1 tbs of Cacao Powder
  • 4 squares of Chocolate (dark, sugar free or whatever you prefer)
  • 2 tbs of Chocolate Chips for sprinkling

And

  • 1 tbs of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbs of Raisins 

Preheat the Oven at 175 Celsius

Another recipe for the Oats Series, Oatmeal cookies! They are easy and fast to make, and they are very versatile as far as flavors go! The “base” dough for your cookies is made with only a few ingredients and then you decide what type of cookie you want to make by choosing different toppings!!

Here’s how I make them:

  • Mix together the powders: Oat Flour*, sugar, and cacao powder (if using).
  • Add the eggs and mix together, I used a fork to do it.
  • Add the Peanut Butter, once it’s melted, and incorporate well. By this point you will have a thick mix.
  • Add the water and whisk it all together so that you get a creamier consistency. It shouldn’t be too watery, nor too thick.
  • Add the toppings you have chosen and mix. At this point, the mix should be solid enough to handle with a spoon and shape the cookies in your baking tray (previously covered a sheet of baking paper).
  • Bake in hot oven for 25 mins or until gold (if not making the chocolate version).

Makes 15 cookies aprox.

I ended up making two types: one using as toppings cacao powder, melted chocolate and chocolate sprinkles; and the other using vanilla extract and raisins.

Try making them any way you want, and Enjoy this healthy treat, the second recipe in the Oats Series!!!

xoxo,

Yoggi B.

* Other Toppings Ideas:

4 tbs of Chocolate Chips (dark, sugar free or whatever you prefer)

1 tbs of Cacao Powder (Optional)

Or

1 tbs of Vanilla Extract

2 Brown Sugar (to sprinkle)

2 tbs Cinnamon (to sprinkle)

4 tbs of chopped nuts (optional)

Or

Try Adding some smashed bananas or any other fruits!