Most likely, you know that breakfast is an important part of your day. After you have been “fasting” all night, getting in a wholesome and balanced breakfast will jump-start your day by boosting your metabolism and helping fight cravings throughout the day. If you feed yourself first thing, you may be less likely to binge through the day or overeat at lunch or even dinner.

The problem is, it is so common to be in a hurry in the morning. You are running around getting you, and possibly your kids, ready for the day and it gets hectic. So, I want to make it easy on you and offer you a healthy and balanced breakfast option that is not only easy to grab and eat on the go, but perfect for both you and your kids!

This Quinoa Greek Parfait will help jump-start your metabolism and get your day started out right. Make a few for the week so that you can simply grab your parfait and a spoon and enjoy on the go! With the perfect balance of fruit, complex carbs, healthy fats and just under 300 calories, it is the perfect breakfast meal option to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important meal of the day. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Gina’s Quinoa Greek Parfait

1/4 cup quinoa, cooked
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet stevia
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup berries of your choice

Place the cooked quinoa a medium sized bowl and add cinnamon. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the almond milk for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and stevia. Add almond milk to quinoa and mix well. Add a couple of spoons of quinoa to a glass jar and layer slivered almonds, banana slices, yogurt, shredded coconut and berries. Repeat until the jar is full. Top off with berries and pomegranate seeds as the top layer. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1

Nutritional Information
Calories: 290 calories
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 8 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 34 grams
Net Carbohydrates: 27 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Sugar: 14 grams