Banana and Blueberry Vegan Breakfast Parfait

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably picked up on the fact that I did a 3-day juice cleanse this week. We’ll talk more about that later this week, but this was my first real breakfast last week. I threw it together Wednesday night out of necessity – what could I whip up that was vegan (because you don’t want to not eat dairy/meat for three days and suddenly reintroduce it) and still full of protein and yummy and could feel like a real breakfast?

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Food vibes after three days of juice feels good.

Speaking of going vegan because I love irony, California lifted the foie gras ban! On the last day of my juice cleanse! You better believe I vaguely thought about trying to go get foie gras that night before PETA or some asshole lobbyist ruined it again for the rest of us. Speaking of which, I could never be interested in a boy who didn’t know what foie gras was. A also said once a girl not knowing what foie gras was would be a deal breaker. Luckily we both believe in eating force-fed goose liver.

Banana and Blueberry Vegan Breakfast Parfait  | almost getting it together

A vegan breakfast full of protein and healthy fat!

I wish I had more for you today in the word department but I’m at a loss. A combination of the Sunday blues/other things on my mind has me dealing with a slight bit of writer’s block. So just go make this parfait and then enjoy it and tell me how much you did.

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Banana and Blueberry Vegan Breakfast Parfait

Banana Blueberry Vegan Breakfast Parfait
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  1. Whisk chia seeds, protein powder and almond milk in a large glass dish and refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, portion out ¼ of the base into a small bowl. Add toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ base + toppings Calories: 362 Fat: 19 g Saturated fat: 2.4 g Carbohydrates: 37.1 g Sugar: 16.2 g Sodium: 218 mg Fiber: 9.4 g Protein: 16.3 g

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25 comments on “Banana and Blueberry Vegan Breakfast Parfait

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on January 12, 2015 9:39 am

I love that you made chia pudding in place of the yogurt for parfaits. Awesome idea!
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Jess @hellotofit on January 12, 2015 9:42 am

Love using chia seeds in recipes :) this looks so delicious and fresh-tasting. Thanks for sharing!
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Farrah on January 12, 2015 10:22 am

Hooray for recipes that I can whip up the night before! I have everything this calls for other than the cashew butter, so I shall be subbing, but thank you for the awesome idea! :D

Now I just need to actually convince myself to eat something cold in the morning…
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Stephanie Alo on January 12, 2015 11:48 am

Oh my delicious!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 12, 2015 12:28 pm

Hi Cassie! I do not try to go meatless ever. However, I could definitely live on fish as my only meat for the rest of forever. I tried foie gras many years ago in Orlando but haven’t had it here in SF. And I’m looking forward to hearing more about your juice cleanse. Love that spoon! :)
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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident on January 12, 2015 12:53 pm

I really like the idea of making chia pudding instead of parfaits. I have tried chia pudding before and it’s not my favorite, but I think with all the yummy toppings I’d be sold.

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Olivia Schwab on January 12, 2015 1:52 pm

This looks amazing!! Going to make this recipe this week!
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Kay @ Kay Bueno on January 12, 2015 2:16 pm

Don’t hate me but I’m not ever sure I’ve had foie gras. :(

But! This looks amazing and I’m so glad you posted it because I was definitely wondering what it looked like after you described it to me. :)
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on January 12, 2015 2:46 pm

Confession: I had to Google what foie gras was. Aaaand you can keep your foie gras — I’ll take our parfait instead :P I’m especially curious about adding protein powder to chia pudding… Never thought to do that before.
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on January 12, 2015 3:23 pm

Well this is a nourishing breakfast! Love all the toppings!
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Emily @SinfulNutrition on January 12, 2015 7:04 pm

I have everything I need to make this! Hello breakfast tomorrow! :)
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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on January 12, 2015 7:14 pm

Sorry you’re not feeling top notch my dear :( it’s a rough time of year. Here’s to hoping you feel better ASAP! In the mean time, I love chia pudding and banana/blueberry is an awesome combo. I have all these ingredients so I think I’ll make it tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks!
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Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health on January 12, 2015 7:20 pm

This looks delicious! I could easily be vegan if breakfast looked like this every day.

And I love that you’re talking about how much you enjoy eating foie gras in a post for a vegan recipe, haha.
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jess meddows on January 12, 2015 10:05 pm

This looks so delicious, Cassie! I’m going a bit spare not being able to find vegan protein powder in the part of Thailand we live in right now!
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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club on January 12, 2015 11:33 pm

OMG this looks amazingly satisfying. I am doing a 3-day juice cleanse in a few weeks. I can try these simple tips to move back into meat and animal products slowly.
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Tina muir on January 13, 2015 6:40 am

Cassie! i missed you these past few weeks! Not sure why your posts were not on my bloglovin, but I kept missing them! Hope you are well darling, and this parfait….HEAVEN!
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Cassie on January 16, 2015 8:35 pm

Oh no, am I back on Bloglovin’ yet?? We need to catch up soon! xoxo

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on January 13, 2015 9:52 pm

Dude. i am going to a French themed dinner this weekend purely for the fois gras my friend smuggled from France (don’t ask).
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Cassie on January 14, 2015 9:02 am

Can I move to Australia and be in your group of friends? That is so rad!

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Ariana on January 13, 2015 11:19 pm

Mmmm this looks delicious! I often eat chia seed pudding for breakfast, but yours looks and sounds WAY fancier! ;) I haven’t tried foie gras, but I’d be open to it!
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Cassie on January 14, 2015 8:59 am

Just the toppings are fancy haha… what do you usually eat on yours?

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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on January 18, 2015 9:44 pm

What do you know! I did a vegan banana blueberry muffin recipe this week on my blog! Great minds think alike. Or great stomaches…who knows.
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Cassie on January 25, 2015 2:30 am

YUM I’m going to have to go check it out!

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