4 Days of Power Parfaits

How in the world did “Breakfast of champions” get stuck with describing such unhealthy breakfasts? I don’t know about you, but I can’t see a champion eating a giant chocolate cake and then claiming “I’m off to run a marathon!” Athletes need breakfasts that provide protein, good carbohydrates, and have some serious staying power. Even if they’re not jumping hurdles or swimming laps, every person needs a substantial breakfast to get them through the day. So ditch the refined pastries and say so long to the sugar laden parfait. These “Power Parfaits” are a low sugar blend in between overnight oats and a creamy parfait that will keep you full for hours.

Carrot Cake

Overnight Oat Part: 1/2 cup oats , 2. T steel cut oats, 3/4 c. almondmilk, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp chia seed, 1/4 tsp. ginger,1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 T. Honey

Yogurt Part: 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. honey, 3/4 carrot roughly chopped

Directions: Combine all overnight oats ingredients in a tupperware. Shake and refrigerate. Combine all yogurt ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into bowl, cover, and refrigerate. In the morning, layer ingredients into a tall glass.

PB Chocolanana

Overnight Oat Part: 1/2 cup oats , 2. T steel cut oats, 3/4 c. almondmilk, 1 T. cocoa powder (or a half scoop chocolate protein powder), 1 tsp. chia seed, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Yogurt Part:Β  1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1 T. peanut butter

Directions:Β  Combine all overnight oats ingredients in a tupperware. Shake and refrigerate. Combine all yogurt ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into bowl, cover, and refrigerate. In the morning, layer ingredients into a tall glass.

Pina Coladorange

Overnnight Oat Part: 1/2 cup oats , 2. T steel cut oats, 3/4 c. almondmilk, 1 tsp. chia seed, juice of 1 orange, 1 tsp. honey

Yogurt Part:Β  1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup pineapple

Directions: Combine all overnight oats ingredients in a tupperware. Shake and refrigerate. Combine all yogurt ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into bowl, cover, and refrigerate. In the morning, layer ingredients into a tall glass.

Chocolate Covered Blueberry

Overnnight Oat Part: 1/2 cup oats , 2. T steel cut oats, 3/4 c. almondmilk, 1 T. cocoa powder or 1/2 sc. chocolate protein powder, 1 tsp. chia seed, chocolate chips (optional), stevia or honey (optional)

Yogurt: 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: Combine all overnight oats ingredients in a tupperware. Shake and refrigerate. Combine all yogurt ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into bowl, cover, and refrigerate. In the morning, layer ingredients into a tall glass.

Once you get the base of the parfait down, you can take it anywhere you want! I have countless more ideas for another Power Parfait post. In the meantime, go make one of these:)

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15 thoughts on “4 Days of Power Parfaits

  1. LOVE these!! They all look so yummy…and pretty!! Much better for you than say….cupcakes?! Which I did happen to use as running fuel back in the day! Oooops! πŸ˜‰

  2. Hey girl, don’t know if you’ve heard, but trader joe’s recalled some of their nut butter due to possible salmonella contamination. I know you use peanut butter a lot, so just thought I’d warn you if you haven’t already heard!

  3. Mmmm…those parfaits look amazing!! I haven’t made overnight oats in several months, but I am now inspired to experiment with them again–even though it isn’t summer anymore:)

  4. I love parfaits.. can’t go wrong with those in my opinion!

  5. I LOVE a good parfait for breakfast! The complex carbs of the oats mixed with the protein packed Greek yogurt always proves to have a good amount of “staying power”. That Pina Coladorange looks amazing! I’ll have to remember that the next time I have oranges in the house! πŸ˜€

    • Thanks so much Heather! I was actually inspired by your carrot cake parfait!:) Your recipes always turn out amaing, so I figured I’d try the idea out with overnight oats mixed in:) Thanks for visiting!

  6. These look delicious!

  7. The chocolana looks amazing!!

  8. You’re so right- when DID the breakfast of champions come to be a label for the WORST foods? I love your reclaiming of the expression πŸ™‚

  9. Pingback: MGN’s Go-To Breakfast Ideas | moderngirlnutrition

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