Super Easy Breakfast Parfaits with Kefir
Kefir is a wonderful fermented milk beverage that looks similar to yogurt, but packs more of a nutritional punch or pizazz! Kefir is loaded with lots of beneficial bacteria that can work wonders in our guts. To learn more about the benefits of Kefir, check out this site: http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/what-is-kefir/
Kefir makes a fabulous and easy make ahead breakfast that we have been enjoying for a few months now. We make it the night before – and even make 2-3 days worth of breakfast jars at a time. This way in the morning, breakfast is essentially done, we just add some crunchy slivered almonds or sunflower seeds and a spoon.
Super Easy & An Awesome Start to the day!
Here is what we do:
- Pour 1 cup Kefir into a wide mouth glass jar with lid
- Add 1/4 to 1/3 Old Fashioned or Quick Oats, dry OR 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
- Add 1 tsp chia seeds
- Add 1 Tbsp ground flax meal
- Add 1/4 cup raisins
Then we stir the whole thing together, put a lid on it, and stick them in the refrigerator.
When we are ready to eat (usually in the AM, but we did enjoy one as a “breakfast for dinner” type quick meal recently) we add some crunchy topping such as slivered almonds or sunflower seeds or even granola. Use your imagination & get creative and add what you like.
These Kefir Breakfast Parfaits are wonderful with fresh fruits instead of the raisins. We purchased the big box of peaches recently and cut up a peach each day- just lovely! Blueberries, raspberry and strawberries have also found their way into our breakfast and on occasion an over ripe banana too.
Added benefit: These parfaits seem to take me further so that I am less hungry!
Give them a try and let us know how you build your Breakfast Parfait! Share your thoughts below or on FB~ Thanks!