Friends, tomorrow is a new year. The holidays are over. 2018 has come to a close. And do you know what that means? It’s time to pay penance for all those Christmas cookies we devoured over the last month, and clean up our dietary acts.
This year, I’m resetting my eating habits and focusing on gut health with the help of internet nutrition guru Robyn Youkilis, whose recipes and meal plans support the digestive system with healthy, probiotic-rich foods, like fermented vegetables, kombucha, and yogurt. My favorite recipe thus far is what Robyn calls the “Power Parfait,” which combines yogurt, oats, chia seeds, and protein powder to create a delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast that is super easy to assemble, and can be make in big batches for the entire week. It kind of feels like dessert, really, which makes “cleaning up your act” feel more like fun and less like torture (especially this version, which uses a chocolate-mocha flavored protein powder - yum).
Fortunately, our friends at Milk & Eggs carry tons of amazing healthy products that will fit in with just about any New Year’s resolution - whether that’s focusing on gut health (like me), following a specific diet, or just incorporating more whole foods into your daily life. You’re covered.
Be sure to check out Robyn’s original Power Parfait recipe, because it’s super customizable and fun to play with. And if you do, let us know what you come up with!
Chocolate Mocha Power Parfaits
1/2 cup homemade granola
1 cup mixed fruit of choice, like berries, cherries, oranges, pomegranate
toasted sliced almonds
Combine yogurt, protein powder, quick-cooking oats, chia seeds, and almond milk in a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Place in the refrigerator to rest for 15 minutes or overnight (or, eat immediately if you’re in a hurry).
Divide the mixture into two small bowls, and add toppings as desired. Have fun with it!
Recipe adapted from Robyn Youkilis
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