I try to do protein shakes packed with frozen berries and spinach for breakfast, but other days I just want solid food! Sometimes it’s a brown rice cake with PB/almond butter and a banana to fuel my morning, but other days it’s this fruit parfait. It also makes an amazing snack!
I used to make it exclusively with greek yogurt, but now I alternate between using my fage 0% and between using a low fat cottage cheese. Both are high in protein but cottage cheese has a special slow-release type of protein in it that maintains satiety and muscle building!
My favorite fruit to use for this are blueberries, strawberries, and peaches, but I also have been know to use plums and blackberries. Wash and chop! I like to place a layer of fruit at the bottom, my dairy protein in the middle, and more fruit on top! I put my crunchies either below or above the last fruit layer.
This is versatile, but my fav combo is chia seeds and salted sunflower seeds for my crunch layer. Almonds, flax seeds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are awesome too. High in protein, fiber, and omegas, this snack/breakfast has staying power! Besides it tastes like a delicious treat. Top with some cocoa powder or dark chocolate chunks for an amazing dessert. Simple and beautiful!