Whether you’re looking for a vegan breakfast recipe or you just want a healthy snack to pop in the fridge while you’re on the go, this blueberry oat parfait will do the trick.
As mentioned in my 5 Morning Rituals post, I’ve really been trying to make time for breakfast these days and this recipe has become a morning staple. It’s an easy plant-based recipe for anyone looking for breakfast ideas that don’t involve eggs and, if you’re not vegan, you can use dairy yoghurt or honey – whatever you fancy!
I usually use blueberries for this breakfast recipe so I can start my day full of antioxidants but I’ve also made this recipe with fresh raspberries and it’s equally delicious that way.
You can eat this blueberry parfait straight away but I find that leaving it overnight in the fridge makes it become firmer and the blueberry juice oozes into everything making it even more juicy and delish. Stop me, I’m drooling.
Even though I’ve been eating this as a quick and easy vegan breakfast, I really recommend having a few already made up in the fridge as a healthy snack when you’re fighting sugar cravings.
1 punnet of fresh blueberries (125g)
½ a cup of jumbo oats
2-3 heaped tablespoons of unflavoured yoghurt – I used Alpro’s dairy-free natural yoghurt but you can use plain natural yoghurt if you’re not vegan
1 tablespoon of flax seed
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon OR turmeric
Optional: Stevia/honey/fruit juice of choice if your blueberries are bitter
Topping ideas: 1 teaspoon of chia seeds/a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds/chopped walnuts
Stir the oats, spice, yoghurt and flax seeds together in a medium sized bowl. Add as much yoghurt as you like if you prefer a creamier consistency.
Rinse the blueberries, place them in a bowl and add the honey at this stage if you’re not making a vegan breakfast/snack. With a fork, mash the blueberries roughly until they’re all pretty much squished and juicy.
Grab your glass of choice. Starting with the oat mixture, layer one spoonful of oats as evenly as you can on the bottom of the glass. Then add a layer of blueberries, another layer of oats and keep going until you’ve got the glass full. Don’t worry – the swirl doesn’t have to be perfect!
Place in the refrigerator overnight… or eat immediately!