Eat Pretty with a delicious dessert that’s guilt-free and sans glut (and gut!). Mix up your traditional recipes by preparing your favorite ingredients in new, healthy and beauty-enhancing ways based on the Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program. These recipes are 100-percent whole grain with no trans fats and contain only minimal amounts of saturated fat and added sugars.

Quinoa and Fruit Pudding


  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (No sugar added)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (No sugar added)
  • 1/2 unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • If saponin has been removed, rinse quinoa is cold water. If not, rinse in hot water.
  • Add rinsed quinoa to boiling water; reduce heat to low and simmer for 7 minutes.
  • Add dried cherries and dried cranberries; simmer until liquid is absorbed about an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
  • While quiona is cooking, combine remaining ingredients in food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Remove quinoa from heat and combine pureed mixture with quinoa;  mix well.
  • Place in serving bowls and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Recipe makes six 1/2-cup servings.