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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.

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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
Ingredients
Base
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Toppings
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  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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Coconut Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

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I had been craving two different breakfast foods – quinoa pancakes (which I had never had before but I often find myself craving foods I’ve never tried) and coconut blueberry waffles (alternatively, which I had never had). Luckily, President’s Day gave me a chance to create the breakfast food of my dreams since Saturday and Sunday breakfasts had been oatmeal (since I assumed I was doing a long run on Saturday then truly did a long run on Sunday).

Top these with coconut butter, almond butter, Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries for the full effect.

Coconut Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

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The quintessential pancake shot.

Coconut Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Heat skillet on medium heat and spray with coconut oil (or whatever you use as a non-stick spray).
  2. Mix quinoa, coconut milk and egg whites in a bowl.
  3. Add coconut flour, shredded coconut, vanilla and baking powder and mix well. Coconut flour has a habit of sticking together – be sure to mix all of it out.
  4. Fold in blueberries
  5. Pour pancake batter onto heated skittle and let cook 2-3 minutes until bottom browns and is able to flip.
  6. Flip pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Top with whatever makes your heart flutter and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 186 Fat: 3.9 Saturated fat: 1.9 Carbohydrates: 24.4 Sugar: 5.3 Fiber: 5.4 Protein: 10.9

 

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Use the coconut butter. Trust me.

 

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