Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits

These chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits are made with creamy Oikos greek yogurt and crumbled chocolate belVita biscuits for a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast.

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In a different life I used to wake up at 6am daily, shower, dress myself in clothes other than those appropriate for the gym, eat breakfast and somehow make it to work by 8am.

These days, if for some unfortunate reason I need to be out of my house before 9am, I’m a hot mess running around trying to pick out “real” clothes, do my hair, feed the dog and get the coffee brewing all in about 30 minutes because I’ve likely pushed my alarm off by at least 5 snooze buttons worth of time.¬†The only chance I actually have at eating breakfast is if I prepared something the night before because while delusions of waking up early, sipping coffee at the computer while the sun rises and enjoying an early morning float around in my head, they’re just that, delusions.
Chocolate strawberry chia coffee parfaits made with Oikos yogurt and belVita cookies

belVita and Dannon Oikos recently paired up to show how easy it is to fit in a quick and convenient breakfast that’s still nutritious. While I’m all for a yogurt or a biscuit on the go, I decided to combine two of their tips for a sane morning by planning out my day the night before and spending a few minutes putting together a coffee infused yogurt parfait filled with fresh strawberries, chia seeds and crumbled chocolate biscuits, something that took all of 10 minutes to put together, could be refrigerated overnight and just easily grabbed in the morning and enjoyed without any additional prep.

Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits

The combination of the belVita biscuits and the Oikos yogurt gives you a nice boost of steady energy and protein to start your day. And who doesn’t love an extra kick of coffee hidden in there too?

Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits

So instead of the usual morning chaos, yesterday was a bit less crazed when we had to leave at 8am to head down to my brother’s house for Easter knowing I could just grab breakfast out of the fridge, hop in the car and go.¬†Unless you count the 5 dogs and 15 people under one small 1,300 square foot roof, the couch we had to load in the pick-up truck and bring with us or, the fact that we almost ran out of gas on the way there (when gas is 50 cents cheaper a gallon across the state line and you’re driving a 12 mpg truck, you push that thing until the light comes on). But at least breakfast was easy.

Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits
 
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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 5.3 ounce containers Oikos plain greek yogurt (*see note)
  • ¼ cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 chocolate belVita bisquits, crumbled
  • 6 strawberries, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Mix the yogurt, coffee and chia seeds together in a small bowl.
  2. In two glasses, spoon a layer of yogurt on the bottom. Top with sliced strawberries and crumbled biscuits.
  3. Repeat twice more to create 3 layers.
  4. If making the night before, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Notes
*You can also use coffee flavored yogurt either in place of the brewed coffee or in addition to for an added cofffee flavor.

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    How did you workout and get ready for work in 2 hours?! Oh my gosh, I take 4 hours to do all that. Apparently I am a sloth.
    I really need to get on this chia seed thing, as I haven’t tried them…but I love me some Greek yogurt, strawberries and coffee! These are gorgeous! Pinned!

  2. 3

    says

    I’ve been trying different combinations of chocolate and yogurt combinations, but nothing has turned out as yummy and beautiful as your parfait looks! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 4

    says

    How the heck did you wake up so early every day – I can barely muster 8am unless I have a flight! I did wake up early when I was training for the half marathon last year, but I’ve seriously fallen off the wagon.

  4. 6

    says

    I am such a hot mess in the morning. My routine consists of hitting the snooze button, reluctantly dragging myself out of bed, and walking around aimlessly for 15 minutes before letting the dog out. I love both BelVita and Oikos. This needs to happen. Great post!

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