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Plant Based Breakfast {Berry Quinoa Parfait}

February 6, 2018

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Progress is Perfection!

One of the hardest things about starting a new healthy routine is making it stick long-term!  I don’t know about you but when someone puts restrictions or a bunch of rules around what I have to eat or do, I rebel!  I like to find solutions that are purposeful and NOT extreme.  Small steps lead to progress, which leads to action, which leads to results!

The search for dairy alternatives

One of the things our family has decided to do is to reduce our dairy intake.  My hubby recently developed a lactose intolerance so it put me on a search to find delicious products that reduce our dairy but still taste great!  He was reluctant about the swap, but was pleasantly surprised at what we found.  When we upped the plants and reduce the dairy, I think we were all pretty pleased!

Silk Omega-3 and Prebiotics Almond & Cashewmilk was a really awesome find for us.  Not only can we use it in the yummy plant based breakfast recipe I’m going to share with you below, but my hubby can also make small steps to replace dairy in his coffee with a splash of Silk Almond cashewmilk. One of the things I love most about Silk Almond Cashewmilk Omega 3 and Silk Almond Cashewmilk Prebiotics is that they only have 3 grams of sugar per serving and 50% more calcium than dairy milk.

A change in lifestyle doesn’t have to be extreme.  And, eating plant-based has been surprisingly tasty!  Don’t be afraid to try something new.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how full I feel after eating more plant-based meals.

You can purchase Silk Almond Cashewmilk Omega 3 and Silk Almond Cashewmilk Prebiotics half gallons in the dairy aisle at Walmart!  Check out more info about these new products here!

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Plant Based Breakfast {Berry Quinoa Parfait}

In our quest to find something filling and lightened up, but also dairy free, I created one yummy plant based breakfast!  Instead of the traditional oats for an overnight jar, I swapped out oats for quinoa.  Quinoa has 8 grams of protein for cup and it’s gluten free.  This plant based breakfast combines the protein of quinoa with the antioxidant power of berries, and the dairy free benefits of Silk Almond & Cashewmilk.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups cooked quinoa
Silk Almond Cashewmilk Prebiotics or Silk Almond Cashewmilk Omega 3
Silk Almondmilk Yogurt
Fresh Berries, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook quinoa according to package instructions.  Divide between two mason jars.  Drizzle a coating of Silk Almond Cashewmilk Prebiotics or Silk Almond Cashewmilk Omega 3.  Add a dollop of Silk Almondmilk yogurt.  Top with fresh berries and put in the fridge overnight.  Can be enjoyed warm or cold.

Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Start with two mason jars and 2 cups of cooked quinoa.  Split quinoa between the two jars.  Add a drizzling of Silk Almond Cashewmilk Prebiotics or Silk Almond Cashewmilk Omega 3 to coat the quinoa.

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Top the quinoa mixture with a 1/2 container Silk Almondmilk yogurt.
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Grab a glorious pile of berries and slice them up and divide between the two jars.Vegan Protein SourcesBreakfast high in proteinEasy Plant Based Breakfast Recipe, easy and quick plant based breakfast

Super easy!  You’ll have a yummy plant based breakfast waiting for you in the morning.  You can eat it warmed up or cold!

So, tell me friends, have you made small steps towards a healthier lifestyle?

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41 Comments

  • Kyla Matton Osborne | 24 Carrot Diet

    February 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I love berries and yogurt for breakfast! Your berries look so lush and plump in these photos, very appealing. I will have to try your recipe, as I’ve never used quinoa this way.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      thanks!! I hope you enjoy it Kyla!

  • Kim

    February 8, 2018 at 9:26 am

    This looks so good! My favorite dairy alternative is Pea Milk!! Very nutritious

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      I’ve heard good things about pea milk!

  • Katherine

    February 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I’m totally like you and if someone restricts what I can eat, I want that one item that much more! Haha, but this totally looks like a healthy alternative I could get on board with. Silk is my favorite “milk” and this recipe definitely looks like something I could handle. 🙂

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      haha rebels we are! 🙂 I def think you’d love this!!

  • Blu

    February 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I have never ever thought of having quinoa for breakfast! I’ve never been a person for eggs, and I like to keep my breakfast fairly light. This sounds like a really great option!

    http://www.liveloveblu.com

  • Stacy

    February 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    WOW! Great information, and written so well. GREAT pictures. I make my own yogurt in my Instant Pot, so I’m going to try this!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      wow that’s awesome!!!! I’ve seen that you can make it but I haven’t tried yet!

  • Marcie

    February 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    This is really helpful! I’m also lactose-intolerant and am always on the lookout for dairy-free products. I tried Silk many years ago, but I think it’s time I try them again!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      definitely!!! they have so many non-soy options!

  • Nicole Green

    February 8, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Yum this looks delicious! I didn’t know Silk made yogurt, I’ll have to check that out.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      its so yummy!!! By far one of my favorite yogurts!

  • Keating

    February 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    These look so delicious!! I love having fresh berries in our home. We’re currently waiting on our tax refund to hit our bank account so we can do a giant grocery trip. These will be at the top of my list! haha

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Yes!!! I love berries too!! Especially when they are in season and the price is lower!

  • Brandi Michel | FamilyFelicity.com

    February 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    My family has recently been making the same transition away from dairy. The kids still eat regular greek yogurt and ultra-filtered milk, but we’ve added a lot more dairy free choices. We love Almond milk! I haven’t tried these yet but I’m definitely going to try them now. :0) Thanks for sharing!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      that’s how we are too!! the kids still do some dairy but they are some really good non-dairy options too!

  • Lesly

    February 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    That looks so yummy! It really is a much healthier option and it’s quick and easy – which is a necessity for me 😉

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      quick & easy is a must for sure!!

  • Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy

    February 8, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    The parfaits look great! I love the berry and yogurt combo!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      thanks Jennifer! I agree berries & yogurt is a win!

  • Christie Brown

    February 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I love me a good and healthy vegetarian breakfast! These parfaits would be perfect for me right now, seeming as we’re currently in Summer. ALL OF THE BERRIES are available. Yum! I’ll be giving this recipe a try for sure. 🙂 x

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      yes!! we can definitely stock up when the price is right!!

  • Shannon

    February 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Your breakfast parfait looks good enough to pass as a dessert.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      I agree!! It could definitely double for a healthy dessert!

  • Ophelia T

    February 8, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    This looks and sounds so healthy and delicious. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks for checking it out Ophelia!

  • Carmela

    February 9, 2018 at 8:14 am

    These look like such refreshing, healthy, nutritious ways to start your day! Thanks for sharing!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      You’re welcome Carmela! Thanks for checking it out!

  • Raquel ⎪One Bad Madre

    February 9, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I recently made the switch from dairy products so I love the diary alternative options. Looks yummy!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      oh you will love this then!

  • TaraTeaspoon

    February 9, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I am a firm believer in starting the day with a healthy breakfast, it really changes the mood for the day. Can’t wait to try this recipe for breakfast tomorrow!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      I couldn’t agree more! It sets the entire day!

  • Jennifer L

    February 9, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I absolutely love the yogurt parfait idea with the berries. I drink almond milk but have been wanting to try cashew.

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      I think you’ll really love it!

  • Tayler

    February 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve heard the phrase “progress NOT perfection” but I love your twist: “Progress IS perfection!”

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      any progress is good in my book! 🙂

  • Stacy

    February 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    My Husband would love this. I’m not a healthy eater, but he is. He recently dedicated his energy to working out and loosing weight and this would be perfect for him. Thanks!!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      I hope he loves it!!

  • Tabitha Blue

    February 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    These look delicious!!!! I haven’t seen Silk’s new Almond milks yet, but I want to try them!!

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      February 15, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      You definitely should Tabitha! They’re super yummy!

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