Dairy Free Berry Breakfast Parfait

 

This breakfast parfait is easy to assemble, perfect for making the night before, and even easier to grab from the fridge on your way out the door on a busy morning. (Which for me seems to be every morning, or maybe I just need to start getting up earlier…) Either way, this recipe is my go-to for a hearty breakfast on the run.

With strawberries in season it’s a no brainer to throw some sweet berry goodness into this parfait, but feel free to experiment with other berries (or a mix) as they come into season. This recipe would be killer with fresh blackberries and cherries! Mmm, cherries.

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Since I’m allergic to dairy, I use Yoso Cultured Coconut Yogurt. Not only is this yogurt dairy free and cultured (ie. you’re still getting all that gut-healthy good bacteria), but it’s seriously delicious and Canadian. I think it might even be better than ice cream… for real, it’s that good! Because of its creamy texture and decadent flavour, I find a little goes a long way, one small container usually lasts me about a week. Even when I eat it like ice cream after dinner.

I like to add a sprinkle or two of hemp and chia seeds into my granola mix to give it an extra punch of nutritional love and protein. To learn more about the health benefits of hemp seeds click here. You can easily make this recipe gluten free by using a GF granola mix or by making your own granola at home. In this post, I used a GF coconut almond granola mix made by Nuts 4 U Granola, a local company making delish granola near my hometown of Nelson, BC.

When you’re ready to eat your parfait, mix everything around in your jar and enjoy. It’s that easy!

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Dairy Free Berry Breakfast Parfait

1/2 Cup of Vanilla Yoso Cultured Coconut Yogurt
1/3 Cup of fresh strawberries, washed and diced
1/3 Cup of granola of your choice
1-2 Tbsp. of hemp seeds (hearts)
1 Tsp. of chia seeds

Spoon your yogurt into the bottom of a half-pint sized mason jar. Add the diced strawberries, followed by the granola, hemp and chia seeds. Layering the ingredients in this order will ensure your granola doesn’t go soggy overnight. Place the lid on the jar and store in the fridge for up to 1 day.

 

This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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