Did you know you need at least 18 grams of protein every morning? It’s true!
Here are three reasons why you need protein:
ONE | It keeps you satiated longer than eating a carbohydrate alone.
TWO | Protein is the backbone of your immune system
THREE | The essential amino acids found in complete protein help maintain and build muscle. Any reserve protein (protein your body doesn’t need right away) can be used for fuel. You can’t say the same thing about carbohydrates which are used almost entirely to fuel your body and especially your brain, however these little miracle macronutrients can help build muscle as it’s the energy used to assemble all these essential amino acids into muscle fibers.
I digress just a tad so let’s talk parfaits.
When you’re on the run it’s easy to grab a carbohydrate for breakfast, like a bagel, a muffin or a banana. If you want to get the protein you require, you’re choices would be to scramble five egg whites, cook half a chicken breast, or have a protein shake. While that’s all good, it’s nice to have protein that’s also convenient.
Blueberry Yogurt Parfaits
What I love about them is that they are delicious, “breakfast company-worthy” over the holidays, and keep well for about a week in the refrigerator.
I use TONI’S Protein Meals with the yogurt to really bump up the protein, making it more delicious with excellent texture. You don’t need sugar-laden granola to make your heart sing!
Makes 10 Parfaits | 268 Calories | 17 g Protein
Takes 20 minutes
WHAT TO BUY |
1 32 oz Container Fage Greek Yogurt
1/4 cups Raw Local Honey
2 cups Almond Butter (with visible oil on top)
3 cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries and Raspberries
1 7-meal Pouch TONI’S Cherry Chocolate Almond Protein Meals
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WHAT TO DO |
With hand mixer, blend yogurt and honey.
In separate bowl, blend 3 1/2 cups (1 – 7 ounce pouch) TONI’S Protein Meals with almond butter until blended well and crumbly.
Using mason jars, clear glasses or plastic cups, layer:
Top with Berries
I love using small mason jars or clear Solo cups with lids and store them in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you don’t have lids simply use plastic wrap. The berry juice seeps into the yogurt making a beautiful violet parfait!
Try this out for a filling, delicious anytime meal or snack!
From my heart to yours <3,