Makes 6 Servings 

This is a great make-ahead breakfast or snack. It’s a great tasting breakfast with healthy fats, protein and fruit. You can alter the fruit to your preferences. It’s a versatile recipe that can be tweaked to make it your own. I use mason jars for these parfaits because they are easy to transport and eat.  

The protein comes from the chocolate protein powder in the pudding mixture as well as the peanut butter. Lately we have been using VegaOne Chocolate Protein Powder but any brand of chocolate protein powder would work. If you don’t have the chocolate on hand, you could use slightly less vanilla protein powder and add in about one tablespoon of cocoa powder to get that chocolate flavor.  

Ingredients:

Protein Pudding Mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 8 pitted dates
  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder
  • ⅓ chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½  teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 frozen banana

Layers and Toppings:

  • 2 sliced bananas 
  • ¾ cup blueberries 
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ⅓ cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds 

Directions:

Process the ingredients for the protein pudding mixture (almond milk, dates, protein powder, chia seeds, extract, salt, cinnamon and banana) in a high powered blender for about two to three minutes until the mixture is smooth, stopping as needed to scrape down the sides. 

Cover and refrigerate mixture eight hours or overnight.  

After the pudding mixture has chilled overnight, assemble your parfait. In six glass mason jars, layer your parfait in the following order:

  • Sliced Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Pudding Mixture
  • Berries 
  • Almonds 

These can be stored for three days in the refrigerator.  
 

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