The Power Parfait – is a game changer. And I’m sharing this with you because I know you’re busy. Too busy to have breakfast or a decent snack most days. I have those days too and I’m loving this boosted up yogurt smoothie hybrid.You’ve had yogurt parfait before, yes? Possibly in the 90’s at some point, maybe at an airport in a plastic cup? Please let me know if this resonates because these are the things popping up in my mind for me. It’s an #Xennial thing?
Robyn Youkilis is a fellow graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a bad-ass health coach. Her signature Power Parfait recipe, which really is more of a template than a true recipe uses yogurt as a vehicle for nutritious ingredients like chia seeds, fruit, nuts, etc.
Don’t confuse this with the packaged yogurt parfait available at the supermarket, which are more like treats filled with additives and sugar. For extra convenience, you can batch assemble these in left over containers or glass jars to have on hand for the week so you can grab and go when you need it.
Here is the basic recipe that you can riff however you want by adding what you have on-hand or whatever floats your parfait.
Let me know if you plan to try this and what you think!
Power Parfait by Robyn Youkilis
- ¾ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup plain oats (yes, just plain oats, not cooked)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Small scoop of protein powder
- Splash or two nut milk or water
- ¾ cup fresh berries or other chopped fruit
- ¼ cup low-sugar granola
- Mix yogurt and protein powder together to dissolve
- Mix in the other ingredients
- That’s it. Enjoy!
Notes: I’m lactose intolerant so I use plain, unsweetened, coconut yogurt and a plant-based protein powder (i.e. Vega) because my stomach has issues with whey.
I rarely measure the ingredients out. I’m usually grabbing this as a snack because I’m strapped for time, so I’m eyeballing. Don’t sweat it and go with what tastes good to you!