OK, real talk: breakfast is important! You haven’t eaten in like 6 to 10 hours (depending on how much sleep you like to get), and eating when you wake up is important!
When you eat a good breakfast, you’re jump starting your metabolism and fighting hunger cravings all day. You won’t feel the need to binge on snacks or other unhealthy foods and you’ll be much better off.
So why do people ignore it so much?
Well, making and eating a good breakfast takes time. And time is one thing people do not have a surplus of in the morning. I know I’m scratching and clawing for every bit of extra sleep I can get.
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So if you’re running around and trying to get everyone ready for the day things can get really hectic. That’s why this is such a perfect option – you can grab it, eat it on the go, and it’s good for you!
What is it?
Well, it’s a Quinoa Greek Parfait, and it will really get your (metabolism) motor running in the morning for the rest of the day. You can make them a few days in advance so all you have to do in the morning is reach into the fridge and pull out your breakfast.
What an invention!
It’s got everything – complex carbs, fruit, healthy fats – Plus it’s under 300 calories. Really, you can’t beat it as a morning option.
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Here’s how to make it:
Breakfast Quinoa Parfait w/Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup berries of your choice
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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How to make it:
Cook the quinoa in advance, and then put it in a medium sized bowl. Add cinnamon over the top. Take out a saucepan and warm the almond milk over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes. Then, add the stevia and the vanilla and stir it in. Once the mixture is done, pour it over the quinoa and mix all of it up well.
Take your quinoa/almond milk mixture and spoon some of it into a glass jar, adding the yogurt, shredded coconut, almond, berries, and banana slices on top until the jar is full. Add the berries and pomegranate seeds to the top and enjoy!
Each serving has only 290 calories, to go along with 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 12 grams of protein, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 27 grams of net carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber and 14 grams of sugar.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
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