Friday, September 26, 2014

Gluten-free Loaded Granola Parfait - Breakfast 5 Ways (DAY 5)

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Happy weekend! :D Today marks the final day of our "Breakfast 5 Ways" series! We are finishing with one of Sara's favouritest breakfasts: a granola parfait! And because we love variety, this breakfast idea is perfect for letting your creativity run wild by mixing and matching each ingredients to your liking. It's so ridiculously simple that we were actually contemplating on whether we should post it or not, but we figured this recipe is such a go-to for us in the morning that we thought you'd might appreciate the idea as well! 

Here's a visual of all the ingredients needed for this recipe... 

Gluten-free Loaded Granola Parfait
Serves 1 (use as much of every ingredient as you'd like, we put a small handful of each toppings)
  • 3/4 cup yogurt of choice (plain, cherry, strawberry, etc.)
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pistachios, pecans, almonds, etc.)
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries, dates, figs, etc.)
  • Seeds (chia, flax, sunflowers, pumpkins, etc.)
  • Fruit of choice (grapes, apples, berries, bananas, plums, etc.)

  1. In a ramekin or bowl of choice, pour the yogurt. Sprinkle on the toppings of your choice and you're done!

Feel free to layer the yogurt, nuts, and fruits alternatively to create a parfait effect, either way tastes delicious! :)
Why it’s good for you:
Yogurt with active cultures is proven to help the gut powerfully. Not only does it help a multitude of gastrointestinal conditions, but it also improves the immune system, strengthens bones and muscles with its abundance of calcium, and keeps you fuller longer with it's rich content of protein (especially in Greek yogurt).

Grapes are extraordinary berries (yes, they are berries!). Each grape contains incredible amounts oantioxidants, which are important for eye and skin health. The antioxidants and vitamins found in them significantly reduces the risk of cancer, high blood pressure, heart diseases, constipation, as well as allergies. Who knew you could get that much from simply eating a few crunchy grapes?

Chia Seeds are a great source of antioxidants, which just like apples, powerfully prevent free radicals from damaging molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer. At a whopping 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre per 1 ounce servings, chia seeds are one of the best vegan sources of natural protein, which contributes to healthy skin and easier weight loss!

We hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe, let us know if you've tried it!

Thank you for coming along with us on this little 5-day trip of tasty and healthy breakfasts! :D Let us know if you'd like to see more series like this, such as "Lunch 5 Ways" or "Snacks 5 Ways"! We are looking forward to writing more posts together!
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