Silk Soymilk Tropical Yogurt Parfait

 

The first dairy alternative I ever tried was Silk soy milk. It was my go-to milk replacement for my morning cereal and in my coffee.

 

Then suddenly, the dairy case at the grocery stores were flooded with milk alternatives — almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk, etc. — and I tried almost ALL of them. I found myself coming back to Silk soy milk for both the smooth delicious taste and the 8 grams of protein per cup. Having given up meat several years ago, I was hard-pressed to meet my daily protein requirements. Falling back in love with soy was a great plant-based way to get the protein I needed in the mornings to fuel my workout and keep me satisfied until my next meal. Silk is also low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol, two more wins!

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A boost of protein in the morning provides your body with what it needs to burn fat instead of muscle during a workout. Try this Tropical Yogurt Parfait using creamy vanilla Silk Soymilk for breakfast to wake up your taste buds and get your day started off right.

 

Silk Soymilk Tropical Yogurt Parfait
Serves 1
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Prep Time
6 min
Prep Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  2. 1/3 cup Vanilla Silk Soymilk
  3. 1/4 cup diced mango
  4. 1/4 cup diced banana chunks
  5. 1 tablespoon shredded coconut flakes
  6. 1/4 cup all-natural granola
  7. 2 tsp. chopped or crushed walnuts
  8. 1 tsp. honey
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, blend together Greek yogurt and Vanilla Silk Soymilk until creamy and most lumps have disappeared.
  2. In a glass or mason jar, add the diced mango.
  3. Add half of the yogurt/soymilk blend to the glass directly on top of the mango.
  4. Add the diced banana and shredded coconut.
  5. Add the remainder of the yogurt/soymilk blend.
  6. Top with honey, granola, and chopped walnuts.
  7. When ready to eat, stir together & enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you are not planning to eat right away, store the granola & nuts separately. Pour on just before stirring, add honey, and stir.
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Quick & Healthy Breakfast – Yogurt Parfait

 

Happy Monday!  Here is your Meatless Monday recipe idea.  This week, it’s all about breakfast.  You don’t have to have bacon & eggs to get a protein-packed breakfast.  Try this delicious, quick & healthy meatless alternative!

Fruit-flavored yogurts have a ton of extra sugar and not much protein, so consider making this instead for a decadent breakfast with both the fiber and protein you need to make it until lunch time.

Instead of flavored yogurt, I use plain non-fat Greek yogurt that is high in protein and I add my own fresh fruit to avoid the unnecessary sugar.  I have paid close to $4.00 to buy something similar at Starbucks, and their version didn’t even have fruit!

Here’s what you will need to make your own:

3/4 cup sliced strawberries, raspberries, or other juicy fruit

1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

8 oz non-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup of natural granola (Udi’s Au Naturel is my favorite!)

Wild local honey

How to make it:

1) Layer half of the strawberries & half of the blueberries on the bottom.  Add a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.

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2) Layer half of the yogurt on top of the berries.

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3) Top with granola.

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4) Add remaining yogurt & fruit.  Top with remaining granola & drizzle with honey.

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ENJOY!!
What’s your favorite kind of Greek yogurt?  Leave a comment below & let me know.  Thanks!