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High Protein Breakfast Parfait

Y’all.  My kitchen is a construction disaster! And I am just not in the mood to battle the mess to cook.  You’ve been there, right? But a girl still has to eat.

Photo-Nov-09-8-33-32-AM.jpgSoooo, here was my quick, no-fuss, but still healthy breakfast plan: High Protein Breakfast Parfait.

Here’s what I love about it:

  • Greek Yogurt: Lots of protein, plus a great amino acid profile, annnnnd active cultures which not only aid in digestion, but keep your gut happy.  (Did you know that most of your immune system actually “lives” in your gut? Eating fermented foods, like yogurts, help keep the good bacteria plentiful so that your body can do its work. Bonus: fewer colds!)
  • Honey: Sort of a rockstar food in my opinion, especially if it’s local.  Local honey helps reduce the effects of allergens in your area on your body. But it’s also a great anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and if your grandmother was as smart as mine, you know that honey makes a great cough suppressant! Honey is a quick source of carbs, but combined with the protein and fat in this recipe, it will be absorbed much more slowly.
  • Almonds: Almonds are a great source of healthy fat, which your body needs.  Besides, almonds contain fiber, protein, magnesium, and Vitamin E.  Almonds can help control blood sugar levels and help you feel full longer.
  • Cinnamon: I’ve mentioned my love affair with spices, especially Cinnamon. It’s not only helps control blood sugar and reduce cravings, but it’s also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Fortified Cereal: I know, I know, cereals sometimes get a bad rep. I don’t eat a lot of them either, but they definitely serve a purpose sometimes.  Besides that, many cereals are fortified with important vitamins like your B’s. And there’s some fiber, which most of us don’t eat enough of!
  • It’s gluten free, low salt, and completely changeable! Use your favorite cereal, or change the almonds to walnuts.  Need fewer carbs? Ditch the cereal.  Make it yours!

Head’s up, this has a pretty high carb content, so it’s great for either breakfast or as your preworkout snack.  But just the yogurt, honey, almonds, and cinnamon are great on their own!

Here ya go!  If you’re an email subscriber, you may have to click on the name of the recipe to get it.  Don’t forget to scroll until you see the nutrition information.

If you make it, leave me a comment! Would love to know how you liked it or how you changed it!

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