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Today's Reminder: Call Your Mom and If you are spending Today together, make her this Mother's Day Parfait

May 10, 2020

Today's Reminder: Call Your Mom and If you are spending Today together, make her this Mother's Day Parfait

Today, we take a mom-ent to celebrate MOM! Happy Mother's Day to every great mom out there. 


If you are spending today with your main woman, making this Mother's Day parfait for either delish breakfast or to cap off the main meal with something light and fruity is a great way to stock up on fruits and whole grains for the day. It’s loaded with fiber and protein, and it’s sure to keep you and your mom full for quite some time.

SERVING SIZE 

Serves 6 | 1 parfait per serving

 

PARFAIT INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries (you can also use blueberries, raspberries or peaches)
  • 1 vanilla bean (you can also use natural vanilla extract)
  • 3 cups plain plant-based yogurt (you can use your fave store bought one or make your own)
  • Vegan butter (we recommend Earth Balance's Soy Free Buttery Sticks)
  • 3 TSPs brown sugar 
  • 6 Brown Rice + Quinoa cakes 
  • 1½ cups homemade Smartbite granola 
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon 


SMARTBITE GRANOLA INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 Brown Rice + Quinoa (crumbled)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (feel free to replace almonds with your fave nuts or seeds such as pepitas or sunflower seeds)
  • 2 TBSPs chia seeds (for extra omega-3s)
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 3 TBSPs maple syrup 
  • 1/2 cup flaky or shredded coconut
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon 
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract 
  • salt to taste 

 

 

SMARTBITE GRANOLA PREPARATION

1. Toss together (most of) the dry ingredients: crumbled quinoa rice cakes, almonds, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt, that is.

2. Add the wet ingredients: whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Then drizzle it over the dry ingredients and give everything a good toss until it’s evenly mixed. Spread the mixture out evenly on a large parchment-covered baking sheet.

3. Bake: let the mixture bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove from the oven and give the mixture a thorough stir.

4. Add coconut: Then sprinkle the coconut evenly on top of the granola. (We’re doing this so that it’s just lightly toasted and doesn’t overcook.) And pop the baking sheet back in the oven for another 5 minutes, keeping a close eye on the coconut so that it doesn’t burn. Then remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack.

5. Let the granola cool: Wait for about 20-30 minutes, or until the granola has completely cooled to room temperature. Then use a spoon (or your fingers) to break it up into your desired size of clumps.

6. (Optional) Add your mix-ins: Then at this point, if you plan to add any dark chocolate chips, dried fruit, or other add-ins, go ahead and stir them in. And finally… let's make parfait! 

 

 

PARFAIT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut your strawberries into halves. There should be about 3 cups total. Set aside.

2. Heat your pan over medium heat, add about 3 TBSPs vegan butter and 3 TSPs brown sugar and wait until the butter completely melts. 

3. Add 6 quinoa rice cakes and cook until browned on both sides. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon on both sides and side aside to cool. Once cooled, used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts from the rice cakes.  

4. Mix yogurt with vanilla bean (or vanilla extract). Set aside. 

5. Layer 2 TBSPs granola and 1/4 cup yogurt into each of 6 cups. Top with 4 strawberry halves. 

6. Repeat layers one more time, ending with a layer of yogurt. 

7. Top with strawberries and one Smartbite heart.

 
PRO TIP: Layer parfait just before serving to keep granola crunchy.

 

 


Did you make this recipe? We get crazy excited when you make our recipes and we always love to see how they turn out. 
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