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Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfaits

by Megan

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Good morning! Or is it? I’ve had a hard time dragging myself out of bed lately. As much as I want to have a great morning routine, my bed has won the battle lately! But today I’m going to give you one more (delicious) reason to look forward to getting up, with these make-ahead yogurt parfaits, made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.

These make-ahead yogurt parfaits are so yummy, and they are ridiculously easy to make! Prep them one or two nights a week, and you'll wake up to a delicious, nutritious breakfast in your fridge, just waiting for you to grab and go! (ad) #CarnationSweepstakes #BetterBreakfast

I’ve had an especially difficult time in the mornings lately, since I’m pregnant with baby #4! Nausea hits me regularly, and even though I don’t always feel like eating, I usually feel better with a little something in my stomach. These parfaits, with their combination of yogurt, sweet berries, and crunchy granola are definitely something I look forward to.

Breakfast Parfait with Carnation

We have been trying to eat healthier in our house, and eating a nutritious breakfast is a great start to the day. My husband leaves early for work, and I’m usually scrambling around getting three kids up and ready for school drop-off. We need a quick-and-easy breakfast option, and these parfaits are it!

My favorite thing is that you can make these the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is grab one and go! Carnation Breakfast Essentials® provides calcium, protein, and other essential vitamins and minerals for a strong start to the day. You can have one on its own as a beverage, but there are lots of other ways to incorporate the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® into a unique breakfast recipe.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials

For this recipe we’ll be mixing the Classic French Vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials® into plain Greek yogurt, which turns the yogurt into more of a pudding texture. We got our 30-pack at Sam’s Club, in the Breakfast aisle.

Carnation at Sam's Club

Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfaits with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®

These parfaits can be made the night before and put in the fridge, so you can enjoy them first thing in the morning. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days, so you can make three at once, or more if you have more family members to feed!

Also, you can make these in bulk and put some in the freezer. I’ll explain in the recipe instructions what to do differently if you’ll be freezing them.

Ingredients

*for 8 servings

Ingredients for Make-Ahead Parfait

Instructions

  1. Pour the 4 packs of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® into the Greek yogurt and mix them together.
  2. Layer about 2 oz of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of 8 parfait cups or small mason jars.
  3. Add a layer of frozen berries, about 1/4 cup.
  4. Add another layer of the yogurt mixture on top of the fruit, about 2 oz.
  5. Add a second layer of frozen berries, about 1/4 cup.
  6. Top with 1/3 cup of granola. (If you’ll be freezing any of the parfaits, do not add the granola now.)
  7. Set the parfaits in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning! Or put them in the freezer, and the night before you want to eat them, add the granola topping and put them in the fridge.

Make Ahead Yogurt Parfaits

Super simple and easy to make, and in the morning they are ready to go, no preparation needed! With your extra morning time, maybe now you can be a little less frazzled, fit in an at home workout or some meditation time, or even catch a few extra winks.

Breakfast Ready To Go

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® is encouraging everyone to get into a better breakfast routine, with their 7-Day Breakfast Challenge. I’m definitely going to give this a try, because I know how much better my day goes when I have a good morning. They are giving away prizes throughout February, and you can enter to win them by completing simple breakfast missions!

Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps:

  1. Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.
  2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes will be revealed every day!
  3. Come back any day in February to complete missions and see new prizes. The prizes range from a Fitbit to a GoPro and other awesome stuff!
  4. Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day.

Yogurt Parfaits with Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Have a great morning, and attack your day!

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5 from 1 vote

Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfaits

These make-ahead yogurt parfaits are a delicious and nutritious start to your day. Prep the night before, and grab-n-go in the morning!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 4 packs of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Classic French Vanilla flavor
  • 32 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 cups of frozen fruit
  • 2 and two-thirds cups of granola

Instructions

  • Pour the 4 packs of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® into the Greek yogurt and mix them together.
  • Layer about 2 oz of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of 8 parfait cups or small mason jars.
  • Add a layer of frozen berries, about 1/4 cup.
  • Add another layer of the yogurt mixture on top of the fruit, about 2 oz.
  • Add a second layer of frozen berries, about 1/4 cup.
  • Top with one-third cup of granola. (If you'll be freezing any of the parfaits, do not add the granola now.)
  • Set the parfaits in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning! Or put them in the freezer, and the night before you want to eat them, add the granola topping and put them in the fridge.

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4 comments

Melanie February 8, 2016 - 8:42am

I like that you can make these ahead and freeze them! [client]

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Sheena Gingrich November 11, 2016 - 8:31am

5 stars
I used glass jars, can I freeze them in the glass jars or should i transfer them?

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Megan November 13, 2016 - 3:18pm

Yes, you should be fine, as long as you leave a little room at the top of the jar for expansion.

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