In The Kitchen: A Great Start To The Day Parfait


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Top:  Express (EXP) Core Gray Marled Jacquard Sweatshirt (Now On Sale)

Bottom:  Express (EXP) Core Compression Leggings (Sold Out); Similar here

Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 Solstice Running Shoe

My goal everyday is to start the day with my workout, and a quick healthy breakfast.  Now, everyday doesn’t always go as planned, because of appointments and projects, but I try to stick to this routine as much as possible.  I recently found this great recipe for a breakfast parfait, that is easy to make, and full of such great, healthy ingredients, I just had to share it with you.  I’m very much a sweets person, so when I find something sweet and good for you, I’m all in.

L1000695After my workout, and my coffee of course, I try to load myself with foods that are healthy and that gives me energy from the inside out, and this delicious granola and yogurt parfait does just that.  It’s loaded with super ingredients like nuts, oats and yogurt, and it really can be eaten as an energy boosting breakfast, or a healthy dessert.  The bonus of this perfect parfait, is that it takes very little time to make, it includes natural ingredients, and it can even be prepared in advance.  Also, as a side note, if you’re looking for good workout gear, I love the Express (EXP) Core gear I’m wearing today.  I have quite a bit of their EXP Core items, and I love the quality, the fit, and the fact that it transitions well for running errands.

Now, let me share how you can bring some healthy greatness to your breakfast.

Ingredients For 4 Servings:

1 cup of granola – I use Bear Naked  (Bearly Processed) V’Nilla Almond Granola (It’s low calorie, low fat, and low sugar)

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons chopped pistachios

3 tablespoons chopped almonds (If using granola without almonds)

2 tablespoons reduced sugar craisins (Dried Cranberries)

3-4 cups of Greek nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt

L1000719Instructions To Make The Parfait:

Make layers of yogurt and granola (Typically 2 layers)

Top with fruits and nuts (Dried cranberries, walnuts, pistachios, almonds)

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy breakfast, I hope this granola and yogurt parfait is one that you will add to your morning routine.  If you try it, be sure to come back and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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Thanks for reading!


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  1. Monica
    February 19, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Great post, lovely pics, and thanks for the parfait recipe!!!!

  2. Anna
    February 19, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I love parfaits, especially for breakfast!!! This recipe is so simple and easy! BTW…gorgeous pics, and nice athletic wear. Just a wonderful post overall!!! Thanks!!

  3. Penelope
    February 19, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    You, your gorgeous photos and your recipe, just made me want a parfait for dessert…. I guess I can wait and make one for breakfast tomorrow! I have just about everything I need. Awesome post as alway!!!

  4. Mary
    February 20, 2016 / 12:43 am

    Girlie, you are the!!! Love this post, and your kitchen is beautiful! Thanks a lot for the parfait recipe, going to try it asap!

  5. Jamie
    February 20, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Lovely post! I try to get my workout out of the way too in the morning, but always have to get something to eat on the way to work. I like that this parfait can be made in advance, I’m going to try doing it the night before! You and your kitchen are both gorg!!!!

  6. Diane
    February 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    This looks amazing! Have to try it! Thanks for the post!

  7. Rebecca
    February 20, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Your kitchen is fabulous! Can’t wait to make the parfait!

  8. Lauren
    February 20, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Yum!!! So delicious looking and healthy! Love EXP core gear…you even make workout clothes look good :-)!

  9. Samantha
    February 21, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    So love Express core workout gear, and I need this sweatshirt! The parfait looks yummy, and I want it too :-)!

  10. Brooke
    February 21, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    The parfait looks amazing, and so do you! Love everything about this post! Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  11. Julia
    February 21, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    The parfait looks heavenly! I will make mine for breakfast and dessert! Thanks for giving a low calorie granola option. Can’t wait to try it!

  12. Ashley
    February 22, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Very delicious looking! Loving your workout look! Terrific post and thank you for the recipe!!

  13. Katherine
    February 22, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Wanting a parfait right now after reading this post! It looks so delicious, and I love that it only takes a minute to make! Great post, and super great blog!

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