Eating a plant-based vegan breakfast just got easier with this Vegan Yogurt Parfait with Berries and Granola.
Starting out your day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast sets you up right by providing healthy fruit plus little crunchy carbs and creamy unsweetened yogurt. And, not only that but this can also be served as a dessert!
There are many vegan yogurts on the market these days, but your best bet for a whole food plant-based yogurt would be homemade. I love waking up to freshly made creamy yogurt. And, you can easily make my homemade soy yogurt if that sounds like something you’d like to try.
I love my Cuisinart yogurt maker** because I can start it at any time. Plus, if I’m not around when it’s finished, it will start refrigerating the yogurt right in the maker.
However, I know how busy we are if you want to purchase store-bought vegan yogurt. My favorite brand right now is unsweetened Forager Cashew Yogurt (called Cashewgurt®). I’ve found it to have the most neutral taste. Not to mention it has very little of and the most natural of the added “extras.”
Here’s what the label says, “Cashewmilk (Filtered Water, Cashews), Tapioca Starch, Locust Bean Gum, Coconut Cream. Live Active Cultures (S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus, L. lactis, L. plantarum.)”
Additionally, there is also Greek almond yogurt by Kite Hill with these ingredients (almond milk and reduced fat almond milk (water, almonds), tapioca starch, pectin, locust bean gum, agar, live active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidobacteria).
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What’s great about yogurt is that you can add which fruits you prefer. For this breakfast yogurt, I chose berries. Of course, besides using fresh or frozen organic fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, a couple of other ingredients add to the crunch.
Choosing your Granola
You can use my Low Fat Cinnamon Granola recipe which uses applesauce and a little maple syrup to sweeten it. This granola is perfect to make ahead of time and store the batch in either an air-tight container on your counter, or into a freezer bag and freeze.
Or this store-bought Plant-Strong® brand that has steel-cut oats, whole rolled oats, applesauce (apples, ascorbic acid [vitamin C]), maple syrup, walnuts, vanilla extract, and cinnamon bark.
You could sprinkle on some of these Ancient Grains from Trader Joe’s which is a blend of buckwheat, sprouted millet, golden flax seeds, shelled hemp seeds, amaranth, and quinoa.
All you need to do to make this is to layer about 1/4 cup of yogurt (or 1/2 of a 5.5 oz container) in the bottom of your serving glass, layer in some fruit, sprinkle with granola and repeat one more time.
There are many benefits to the beneficial probiotics in yogurt so why not add some to your breakfast. Beautiful to serve and a delicious start to your day.
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Vegan Yogurt Parfait with Berries & Granola
- In the bottom of a glass container, add 1/3 of the fruit.
- Add 1/2 of the store-bought carton or about 1/4 cup homemade yogurt on top of the fruit. If you'd like it a little sweeter, add about 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup.
- If using, top with 1/2 of the granola and a sprinkling of Ancient Grains.
- Repeat the yogurt, fruit and granola layers.