4 Healthy Breakfast Parfaits to Fuel Your Morning
You’re hauling ass to work, but you need a fast, filling breakfast to fuel you first—and give you the strength to pass on office bagels. So make one of these quick, healthy parfaits (Pinterest-y mason jar optional). They’re so satisfying and delicious that you’ll forget what shmear even means.
Keep scrolling for four healthy parfaits for a smart start to your day.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, strawberry puree, and cacao nibs
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this parfait is the closest (healthy) thing to chocolate-dipped strawberries with whipped cream. Cacao nibs add depth and chocolaty richness, not to mention dietary fiber, antioxidants, and essential minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.
Ingredients: Coconut Greek yogurt, matcha, bananas, and quinoa
Caffeinated Greek yogurt—what could be a more brilliant breakfast? Mix green tea powder and bananas into your yogurt, then add a layer of coconut milk–steeped quinoa for a sweet morning treat filled with protein, antioxidants, potassium, and fiber. (Click here for the full recipe.)
Ingredients: Cottage cheese, strawberries, kiwis, and bran flakes
One cup of fat-free cottage cheese has about 25 grams of protein, making it a healthy, satisfying base for a nontraditional parfait. Add bran flakes for a helping of whole grains, plus strawberries and kiwis for a heaping dose of vitamin C.
Ingredients: Coconut milk, chia seeds, granola, and pineapple chunks
Do you like piña coladas? Then you’ll love this dairy-free coconut chia pudding. Steep three tablespoons of chia seeds in one cup of coconut milk overnight, then add granola and fresh pineapple chunks. This heart-healthy breakfast is high in omega fatty acids, fiber, vitamins B and C, and magnesium.
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