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A strawberry breakfast parfait for the win!
I’m always on a quest to make healthy foods more interesting. As anyone is I suppose.
Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods, but it definitely gets boring after awhile. Same with a smoothie. So this is my way to combine them both, and the end is almost dessert like.
If you’ve ever had a hot slice of pie topped with a scoop of ice cream, this is that. Only good for you. It’s the perfect breakfast when you want something filling, but also tasty. You can use any fruit you want here. I used strawberries because I almost always have them on hand and I got some in my Imperfect Foods box (fyi: You can get $80 in free groceries here.). But any berries would work, as would peaches, melons, or whatever you like. So it can be a strawberry breakfast parfait or any kind of parfait that you want.
Combine the oats and water in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir in the almond milk, vanilla, and almond butter. Stir until almond butter is melted. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly.
When the oats are slightly warm, but not hot, put the bananas and strawberries in a blender. Blend, pushing ingredients down with a tamper if necessary. Add a tablespoon or two of almond milk to help blend if necessary, being careful not to add too much (it should be very thick, almost like ice cream.)
To serve, layer the warm oats with the frozen strawberry mixture in a jar or parfait glass. Top with sliced almonds and strawberries and eat with a spoon.
Storing leftovers: This is best made when you’re ready to eat.Variations: You can use whatever fruit you’d like for the smoothie. You can also add cinnamon and/or brown sugar to the oats.