Start your Valentine's morning off with one of these protein-packed parfaits. Layered Greek yogurt, fresh berries and Chocolate Strawberry Protein Granola. Nothing says, "I love you" more than making someone a healthy breakfast on Valentine's Day or any day!
Shelly's Chocolate Strawberry Protein Granola
1/4 cup Oatmeal, dry
1/4 cup Premier Protein Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, dry
1/4 cup chopped Pecans
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (or sub Agave, Honey, whatever you prefer)
1/4 cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
Mix all ingredients together (except freeze dried Strawberries)
Squeeze together with your hands till clumps form. You need to use your hands for this one. If your almond butter is on the loose side add a little more protein, if it's on the drier side add a little more syrup till clumps form.
Place on a non-stick sprayed, foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool.
Mix in freeze-dried strawberries. Cook's Note: Freeze-dried is not dried. It's crunchier, look for a brand with no added sugar. Store in an airtight container.
Chocolate Strawberry Protein Granola is great on Yogurt Parfaits, Cottage Cheese or sweetened (SF Syrup, Agave, Honey whatever you use) Ricotta Cheese for breakfast.
You can set up a DIY Breakfast Parfait making station (Berries, Yogurt, Granola, Glasses & Spoons) like I did (great for kiddos to make their own creation) or... you could deliver a breakfast parfait to your loved one in bed.
This Chocolate Strawberry Protein Granola is great as a snack on it's own too... just place some in a snack sized baggie and take it with you on a hike or toss in your carry-on bag when traveling. Premier Protein Whey Protein Powder has 30 grams of protein per scoop so you'll have plenty of fuel to get you to the top of the mountain or wherever your travels take you.