Beet and Berry Parfait

Beet and Berry Parfait

Switching up the breakfast game by adding some veggies, but this isn’t a savory breakfast this is one week combo! You know I love my beets, you can’t beet them, and with berries their even sweeter! If my blogger friend Amanda is reading this I’m sorry, not sorry, I just can’t stop I love my beets! This isn’t just a breakfast it can be enjoyed anytime you want to turn your parfait game up a beet. Ok sorry I will stop with the beet puns. Haha!

Beets have always been a favorite and maybe it’s just the bright pink color. Great in soups, smoothies, salads, dinners, sandwiches, juices, ect. I haven’t found a way I don’t like beets and while I debated on blending them into yogurt for a pretty pink parfait I decided to layer them because I thought they’d pair perfectly with a little lemon zest. This is optional and it’s just as delicious with vanilla yogurt but it’s March and I’m already feeling the need for Spring and everything fresh and flavorful!

Beet and Berry Parfait

While this parfait would also be delicious with granola, I was really wanting to use WholeMe Lemon Berry Chia Clusters in it or even Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli I decided to go with simple nutrition staples and use chia seeds and hemp seeds. It was such a great combination! Again this is one of those recipes as I’ve stated before that’s suppose to be inspiring and you can use what you like and what you have on hand. Any plain or vanilla yogurt, if you only have one or two kinds of berries use those, if you are like me and have blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to use up sneak them all in. If you like chia seeds and hemp seeds and have those on hand use those, if you’re more of a granola lover use that. We are all different, unique, and have our own tastes. If you want to make it exactly as I did great I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Ok if you don’t like beets maybe not. If you want to do your own spin great, happy to have inspired you tell me what you used so I can give it a try!

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Beet and Berry Parfait

 

Beet and Berry Parfait
Makes 1 serving
1c plain or vanilla yogurt of choice (our favorites are So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt for dairy free or plain Siggi’s)
2 small to medium beets, diced (used Love Beets)
1c fresh berries (used a combination of chopped strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
zest of 1 small lemon, optional*
1 TBSP chia seeds (Navitas Naturals)
1 TBSP hemp seeds  (Navitas Naturals)
stevia or sweetener of choice if using plain yogurt, optional

*reserve the juice of the lemon to use in water

 

Zest lemon and stir into yogurt, add optional sweetener of choice to taste if desired. In a jar or bowl layer yogurt, berries, beets, chia seeds, and help seeds. Enjoy!

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Adding a veggie boost to a classic berry parfait with this Beet and Berry Parfait. Packed with whole food nutrition this versatile parfait is gluten free and vegan friendly and a healthy easy to make breakfast or snack.

 



 

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40 Responses to Beet and Berry Parfait

  1. Courtney says:

    Ooh, this looks delicious! I love that you added beets!
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  2. I love beets but never would have thought of this combo! How interesting and I better up my beer game too. Happy meatless Monday friend!
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  3. Annmarie says:

    Love berries and beets! What a great idea to put them in a parfait!
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  4. Emily says:

    Whole Me Clusters make the BEST yogurt/parfait/smoothie toppings! And I love how fresh and pink and colorful this is.
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  5. Jennifer says:

    How do I prepare fresh picked beets for this ?

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      You can roast beets wrapping them in foil and placing on a rimmed baking sheet and baking at 350 for about 30 mins but it depends on the size of your beets. Let them cool and remove the foil and skin. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

  6. i have a love-hate relationship with beets..i love them roasted, in juice or shredded but other ways, hmmm i dont know.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Understandable. I just love beets so I’m always looking for more ways to enjoy them. That said I don’t love every combo.

  7. vicki says:

    I love beets… I’ve never thought about having them like this!

  8. I LOVE that you added beets to this! totally going to try it

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  11. I would have never thought to add beets to a parfait, but now I’m intrigued! Have to give this one a try soon!
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  12. Laura says:

    Absolutely love the addition of beets here! I never would’ve thought to add them to a sweet breakfast like this! I can’t get enough of them though!
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  13. Parfaits are quite popular in my home. I never thought to make one with beets! I like the idea of a veggie boost!
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  14. Barrie says:

    I love beets! This looks fantastic!
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  15. What a great way to switch up the breakfast game! Love that you added beets in this parfait! I would love to dig in to one of these for breakfast!
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  16. These just always look so pretty I feel like I shouldn’t eat it, is that weird?! I love adding a little PB layer too
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  17. Love this!! I would have never thought to add beets to a sweet dish like this.What a fun way to get in some extra veggies at breakfast time!!
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  18. What a cool twist! beets for breakfast! I make a smoothie with beets and the rich sweetness is so good!
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  19. Taylor Kiser says:

    I love everything about this beet berry parfait! Can’t wait to try it for breakfast!
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  20. Jenn says:

    It’s so pretty! I’ve added roasted beets to smoothies before, but other than that have never thought to use them in a sweet dish. I love the idea though – sounds yummy!
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  21. Emily Kyle says:

    I love your beet puns! And this delicious looking parfait, I will have to think of adding beets the next time I am meal prepping breakfast for the week!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! I always roast a lot of beets because they are so versatile for salads, veggies bowls, smoothies/smoothie bowls, oats, and even parfaits. Let me know if you add them to your breakfast and what you think.

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