Mango Breakfast Parfait with Cherry-Banana Soft Serve

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 31, 2011

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June must be just around the corner because the rain is finally subsiding to make room for the glorious sun! It’s going to be a scorcher today- about 31C with humidex of about 43C. I say, bring it on. :) It’s been a long time comin’.

Anticipating the heat & humidity, I headed out for a 3 mile run around 6:30am. I’ve been keeping my running mileage low (about 10-12 miles a week) since healing from my sciatic injury. Slow and steady wins the race! I also think yoga is helping a lot. :)

When I got back I gave the veggies a good dose of water before the heat set in. I also moved my herbs into larger pots. Hopefully they will be able to spread their roots a bit more in the bigger pots. Did I mention my dill is already dying? I have no idea what I did wrong! The other herbs are growing very well, but not the dill. Is it a fussy herb or is it just my black thumb?

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It was just glistening out there this morning. Birds were chirping. New grass was sprouting. Dandelions were growing at the speed of light.

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When I came inside, I was in the mood for a cool and creamy Vegan overnight oat parfait, one of my favourite hot weather breakfasts next to the Green Monster. I haven’t had many parfaits in 2011 because the weather has been so cool and wet, but today was certainly a great morning for one!

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Before bed last night, I made a double batch of vegan overnight oats and my personal chef fridge did all the work for me while I slept. I made a double batch as requested by Eric.

Basic Vegan Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 heaping tbsp chia seeds (necessary ingredient- soaks up the milk and makes it doughy)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Chopped banana (I don’t add this if I’m making a banana soft serve parfait)

 

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and place in fridge overnight, or for 2-3 hours. Stir well before eating.

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[This is an old picture above- I added some carob powder and banana in this photo, which is my favourite combo when I am just eating VOO plain. For step-by-step photos, see this post.]

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Mango Breakfast Parfait with Cherry-Banana Soft Serve and Homemade Granola

Yield: 2 servings or 3 wine glasses

Adapted from VOO Parfait recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Double batch of vegan overnight oats (above)
  • Mango chunks (I used frozen and thawed overnight)
  • Pitted cherries (I used frozen and thawed overnight)
  • Homemade Granola
  • Cherry Banana soft serve (Process a handful of cherries with 2 frozen bananas)

 

Directions:

1. ‘Soft serve’: In a food processor, process the frozen bananas with cherries until smooth like soft serve. You can add a splash of milk to help it along.

2. In two glasses, layer the ingredients. I did a layer of VOO, mango or cherries, granola, soft serve, repeat. Makes enough for 3 small wine glasses/2 servings.

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We had to fight over the third parfait! Eric loves these when I make them with homemade granola. Nice and crunchy.

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A scrumptious breakfast that tastes like dessert…yes please!

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I’ll see you tomorrow with a refreshing recipe and a re-cap of my Back on Track month! Boy did May fly by. I’m already thinking about goals for June…

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Cait's a Runnerchick June 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

YUM all around! Great way to refuel after your morning run. Best of luck on continued healing, sciatic is not fun…and you’re so smart to ramp it up slowly. You’ll be back out there at full strength soon! :)

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Ragnhild June 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

Your VOO always looks so good! Eric is one happy guy to wake up with thes;)

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Kristen Waby June 1, 2011 at 5:28 am

This is such a great idea. I think I’ll try this tomorrow for brekkie :)

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Liz June 1, 2011 at 7:30 am

hi angela! im 14 and thinking about going vegan, but im not sure how I could incoopriate protien into my diet besides overloading on beans. :P
I need a lot because im an athlete, but could you suggest anything?
Thanks! Btw I tried the Cherry chocolate bomb voo and it’s so good!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

some high protein sources are lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, brown rice, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, vegan protein powders, edamame, etc :) I suggest talking to a dietitian to help you with your needs. Goodluck!

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Rene June 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

I finally made this after seeing your recipes for the past few years!!!! This was so delicious and such a nice way to start my morning. Lots of texture and healthy ingredients. On side note, I made two of your recipes in 2 days (light protein power bowl) and I feel amazing. Thanks for being an inspiration Angela.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Glad to hear! :)

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Amykinz (foodie4healing) June 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Love the pictures of the dew on the grass! Also, let me know if you have tips for getting rid of the dandelions. Our yard is covered in them this spring! Ugh.

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