Pumpkin Chai Parfait

December 11, 2014

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Sharing Every Bite | Pumpkin Chai Parfait #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #breakfast #healthy #proteinpacked www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Pepitas, chia seeds, flax seeds, and almonds, OH MY! Talk about a festive breakfast that will start your day off with a full, happy tummy. I'm serious, you can talk about it if you want to. One serving has 15 grams of protein, 96% of your daily Vitamin A needs, plus tons of Calcium and Vitamin B-12. And you've gotta love those brain-food berries. I'm ready to take my SAT's again and run a marathon afterwards.

 

This recipe has been on my mind since October and it was an absolute joy to put it together finally with a great friend. (Shout out to Cydne for letting me use her kitchen and then sending me off with a giant bag of grapefruit!! I'm filing this under "Easy Ways to Make Brittany a Very Happy Camper.") Those grapefruit will be perfect for my upcoming Grapefruit Jalapeño Chickpea Salad.

 

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

 

Servings: 4

Calories: 466 per serving

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 3/4 c. Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola
  • 1/2 c. toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 c. slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1/4 c. chia seeds
  • 1/4 c. flax seeds
  • 16 oz. (about 2 c.) nondairy vanilla yogurt (I use SO Delicious Coconut Milk yogurt)
  • 4.5 tsp. chai spice
    • 1/2 tsp. allspice
    • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp. ginger
    • 1/4 tsp. clove
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 3 oz. raspberries (about half of a 6 oz container)
  • 3 oz. blackberries (about half of a 6 oz container)
  • >1/4 c. blueberries

 

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. If you bought raw pumpkin seeds, toast them in the oven or toaster oven until lightly brown. It takes less than one medium "toast" setting, so take care not to let them burn.
  2. Mix chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, and pumpkin seeds in a bowl. (I left my v v separate.) Sharing Every Bite | Pumpkin Chai Parfait #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #breakfast #healthy #proteinpacked www.sharingeverybite.com
  3. Mix half of your vanilla nondairy yogurt with 1/2 c. pumpkin puree and 2 Tbs. agave nectar in one bowl, and the chai spices with the other half of the yogurt in another bowl.
  4. Layer each parfait however your heart desires! If you'd like it to be more sweet, drizzle 1-2 Tbs. agave nectar on top in addition to the agave that is mixed into the pumpkin/yogurt mix.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Every Bite | Pumpkin Chai Parfait #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #breakfast #healthy #proteinpacked www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Pumpkin Chai Parfait #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #breakfast #healthy #proteinpacked www.sharingeverybite.com

 

This is one powerhouse of a parfait. I had one around lunch time and was barely starting to feel hungry again at dinner. It would make the perfect pre/post workout meal, and it takes no more than 10 minutes to put together, so no excuses for not eating breakfast! (Or brinner...that's breakfast for dinner. lol)

 

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