Do you know what spring means? Spring means it’s time to gear up for bikini season. I know, it can be so dreaded, right?
Trust me, if you are a regular reader here, than you know dessert is legit meal, not an afterthought to breakfast, lunch or dinner.
That said, I’ll take moderation over deprivation any time. And I am going to moderate my dessert eating by interspersing in healthy bites with things like this Blueberry and Almond Coco Loco Parfait and the pumped organic oatmeal bowl. A recipe that is simply pulled together from Chobani’s ® new Chobani Flip™ Almond Coco Loco and their regular vanilla yogurt blended with blueberries and Quaker’s® Organic Instant Oatmeal.
Both of which I picked up from Vons—my go to grocery store. I have two grocery stores near me, and Vons is the only one I go to—for the reasons you see here–there’s always a variety of choices. And my favorite parts are the bulk bins, the health food section, and the abundance of organic products from produce to things like this organic Quaker® Oatmeal. I love that it’s a one-stop store. And since I’m a sucker for marketing, I love that Vons place “New” tags on new products—something that never fails to lead me to exploring and purchasing items I would have otherwise missed.
This is especially important since, towing kids around from store to store isn’t ideal, and I’m the first to admit, I’d rather run 6miles than to hear them whine about driving all over town. And this meal, maybe be my bikini slimmer, but I always double up on the ingredients, because this is the power parfait/smoothie I give to my family. I’m doing a slash on parfait and smoothie, because call it a parfait to a kid and he’ll turn his nose to it—call it a smoothie and he’ll down—mom tricks!
BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST PARFAIT
YIELD:Makes 2 servings
2 Chobani ®Flip™ Almond Coco Loco
1 Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup cooked Quaker® Organic Instant Oatmeal
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup raspberries
Place the vanilla yogurt, blueberries and cooked oatmeal in a blender and blend until combined. Layer blueberry mixture with Almond Coco Loco yogurt and then finish with the toppings from the Chobani ® Flip™.