I used to skip breakfast. Not once or twice a week, but all of the time. I knew this was definitely not a good for my health, but I thought I had no choice. I was convinced I had no time, however I was very wrong. There are so many quick and easy ways to put something together in the mornings, whether you’re a student or a parent on-the-go. Yogurt parfaits became a quick favourite for my mornings since they are fruit-filled, and you can sprinkle them with toppings to kick up the nutrients factor.
I’ve been buying the iÖGO Yogurt 875g bags for some time now, but when I received an offer from ChickAdvisor to try a iÖGO product I could not help myself. Of course, I signed up. This gave me an extra reason to share with you about this product and why I love it so much. Here are 5 things I love in particular:
- The size – it keeps me from having to get 2-4 of the containers from other brands each time I grocery shop.
- The spout is perfect for pouring into bowls, blender, etc. No need for extra things to wash!
- The Probio option – there are more than one billion probiotics per 100 g.
- The brand is 100% owned by Canadian dairy farmers. Always try to support local 🙂
- The brand’s yogurts are gelatin-free and gluten-free.
#MyiogoSnack: Yogurt Parfaits
My favourite recipe for yogurt parfaits is so simple. It takes three ingredients. I like to add sliced strawberries or diced pieces of mango to strawberry yogurt, then I sprinkle chia seeds on top. I LOVE mixing in the chia seeds and letting the yogurt rest for a while because the seeds expand and become slightly bubbly.
Other fruit you can mix in are:
- dried cranberries
Other non-fruit items you can mix in are:
- flax seeds
- almond slivers
I have the perfect containers for my parfaits: Pyrex 1 cup glass round dish containers. I make my parfaits fresh in the morning, which literally takes 2-3 minutes, then I place the lid and drop it in my lunch bag. I add a spoon and it’s all read to go when I come into the office in the morning. I enjoy my parfait as I check my email first thing in the AM. It’s the perfect introduction to my day.
What other toppings would you add to your parfait? Let me know in the comments below.