Make a Cultured Enzyme-Rich Breakfast Parfait
A parfait, by definition, is a dessert made of layers of various components: usually something creamy and something fruity or sweet. But if made with the right ingredients, this can act as a full-on breakfast, containing protein, fat, long-lasting carbs, and loads of enzymes.
To sustain you through the morning a good breakfast should contain...
With these three components, especially the first two, you can have breakfast at 7 and not hit a mid-morning sugar slump at 10.
Layering the ingredients can make this breakfast fun and attractive!
This is the bulk of your breakfast calories. For an enzyme-rich cultured breakfast, use cultured dairy. Make sure that you are using a whole milk kefir or yogurt or are combining a lower-fat ingredient with a higher-fat ingredient.
Try any combination of the following:
A serving of 1 or 2 cups of this cultured dairy base should be used for each serving.
Nothing complements cultured dairy quite like delicious, fresh fruit. Lower-glycemic fruits like berries are a better choice than higher-sugar fruits like bananas.
Choose your favorites, including:
If you want an extra boost of cultures and enzymes mix your fresh fruit with a cultured fruit chutney. Using fruit chutney alone might be a bit too much tang, but when mixed with sweet fresh fruit will give you a lovely balance.
Adding a third layer will add not only a texture contrast, but an extra boost of protein, fats, and nutrients. There are some obvious choices, and some not-so-obvious choices...
Any of the above can be used in any combination with whatever you happen to have on hand.
Composed Parfait Ideas
Add some additional flavors like vanilla or cinnamon along with some sweetness like a drizzle of raw honey. Whip up one of the following combinations for a delicious cultured breakfast:
In a tall glass layer a third of your dairy, a third of your fruit, and a third of your toppings. Repeat, ending with toppings. You’ll have a breakfast easy enough for any day of the week but special enough for brunch with guests.
These parfaits are nutrient-dense, energy-sustaining, and pure nourishment for you and your family.
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