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.
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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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You are not going to find another breakfast that is this good for you.
Nobody is going to argue how healthy this is, but what can you do if you have a person that does not like the almond milk or coconut? Do you have a variation for that?
I make a similar breakfast, but I tend to lean more towards the vanilla flavored non-fat Greek yogurt, then you do not have to get all vanilla extracty on it. Great breakfast nonetheless.
Easy breakfast is a good thing for those that cannot “find” time to get a good breakfast in each day.
This is perfect. It is also the type of thing where you can make a bunch of them a head of time and just have them ready for you each day.
When I made this, I could not believe how good it was and how full it made me feel. I love eating good food and food that is good for you.
You are not going to find another breakfast that is as good for you as this, under 300 calories.
Exactly. This is a GREAT way to start the day!
I would say that “perfect” describes this breakfast very well. Low in calories, high in foods that will energize you and not something that is going to bog you down in the morning.
This is a great breakfast. So easy to make, one that takes only a few minutes if you have the stuff and tastes great!
Great foods, packed all together in an easy recipe! You cannot beat that at all.
You got that right. Have you tried that yet? It is so good!
has anyone tried this recipe? I often wonder if things like this are actually any good. I guess it is not that many ingredients so it wouldn’t be hard to try myself.
I do not think you are going to find another resource as good as this one for quick breakfast that is low in calories. These ingredients are a great boost of energy for your body as well!
What a great breakfast. It works for everyone and will give you more energy than any coffee will in the morning. Good post!
This is a great way to start your day. Good foods, low in calories and ones that you will get plenty of energy from.
Do you have any other recipes like this one that you have tried that are just as good for you in the morning?
I am going to bet that it would take you a long time to find another breakfast that can get you this much good without the calories. Great work!
nobody is going to disagree with you that is for sure!
I agree. This breakfast is action packed and will likely get you through to lunch on just 300 calories.
This is a great breakfast and one that I would recommend to anyone that takes my training classes. It has everything that you need for the morning and is low in calories for those that are not sure they want to eat breakfast because of calories.
That is a great start to your day. I can imagine that you are going to have a ton of energy from that as well. In most cases, if you are counting calories, hiding 300 for breakfast is an easy one :)