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.
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.