Power Parfait [Recipe]

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The Power Parfait, like a smoothie, is a perfect vehicle for superfoods. You don’t have to miss out on the fun superfood craze just because you don’t drink a smoothie for breakfast or have a super-duper blender! This breakfast has the power to set your mornings free, whether you’re a new mom or just in need of an easy, gut-friendly meal to start to your day. The following recipe makes one serving—if you’re packing up a week’s worth, simply line up your to-go containers and measure the ingredients into each one. Feel free to switch up the fruit!

Here’s the basic formula I use when making my Power Parfait bowls. Each day is a little different because I like to switch up the fruit and granola, but the formula remains the same.
Power Parfait
Here’s my Power Parfait blueprint:

  • ¾ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup plain oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Small scoop of protein powder (check out my faves here!)
  • Splash or two of homemade nut milk or water
  • ¾ cup fresh berries or other chopped fruit
  • ¼ cup low-sugar granola

Tip: Grain-free? Use a combination of unsweetened shredded coconut and slivered almonds in place of the oats and granola (or use a grain-free granola).

Yogurt: Goat’s milk is my favorite, but you can also use organic cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, or plain coconut milk or nut-based milk yogurt.

Oats: Oats are rich in prebiotic fiber and make this bowl so much more satisfying than your average yogurt cup. You can skip this add-in if you’re paleo or grain-free.

Chia: Chia seeds are rich in fiber and help clean out your digestive tract. Chia seeds are also full of  Omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight internal inflammation and fuel your brain to produce more feel-good hormones like serotonin.

You can find this recipe (and many others!) in my book Thin From Within.

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10 thoughts on “Power Parfait [Recipe]

  1. I’ve started reading your book, loving it! When making the Power Parfait, are the plain oats just added uncooked to the yogurt or cooked then added ?

  2. Lucinda Cope says:

    The power parfaits started it all for me. Love them and instead of granola I put a tablespoon hemp hearts, sprinkle of slivered almonds and a bit of ground up flax seed.

  3. Is there a clever way to incorporate a vegetable into these? May not work very well since nothing is blended but just thought I would ask!

  4. Would you please recommend some protein powder substitutes?

    In any case, thanks for sharing! This looks great, and I can’t wait to try it! 😀

  5. Can you share your favorite low sugar granolas? I know granola can be a slippery slope and it’s easy to choose the wrong one! Thanks!

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