Breakfast Parfait and Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt

Last week I needed to change up my breakfast routine a bit but still wanted to include some of my breakfast staple ingredients: wheat germ, chia seeds, cinnamon, banana, and a source of protein. I decided to base 2 breakfasts around greek yogurt. One morning I made a simple parfait, and the following morning I had overnight oats with greek yogurt. Both were just what I was looking for. They were balanced with carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, and tasted great.

(1) Greek Yogurt and Fruit Parfait:

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  • Fat-free Greek Yogurt mixed with Organic Whole-milk Yogurt (or you can just use full fat Greek yogurt)
  • 2 tsp wheat germ
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Fresh blueberries
  • 1 Organic banana

This parfait has a mix of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and omega-3s. A balanced, nutrient packed breakfast like this is just what our bodies need at the beginning of the day to keep us going and help control hunger along the way.

(2) Overnight Oats:

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  • 1/3 c rolled oats
  • 1/3 c milk of choice (unsweetened Silk almond milk)
  • 1/3 c greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • just under 1 tbsp flaxseed

*Stir all ingredients together and let sit in the refrigerator overnight

  • (in the morning) remove from fridge and top as desired
  • My toppings: almond butter, cinnamon, banana, and KIND granola

This breakfast is just as healthful and balanced as the last. It so easy to mix up your meals and still get the requirements you need for nutrition and satiety. Get to know your flavors, your ingredients, and what combinations you like. The possibilities are endless, you just have to get creative. Hope you give one of these a try! The overnight oats is my favorite and so filling. Going to go make some right now for tomorrow 🙂

 

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