Maqui Mango Chia Oat Parfait
Maqui and Mango have to be two of my favourite flavour combinations, and chia, oats and psyllium are something I have been having for breakfast as part of my healthy eating journey for the last 3 years. So I thought it was probably time to combine the favourites together into something pretty and delicious for you all. I've used this combo in a raw vegan cheesecake as well. You can check that out my Maqui Mango Cheesecakes here.
Today I used some of my new products from MyProtein, including their Organic Maqui Powder, Organic Chia Seeds, Gluten Free Rolled Oats and Psyllium Husks. I love this site as it's like a one-stop-shop for all of my healthy eating needs.
Maqui Powder is a deep purple powder that can be added to smoothies, oats, nicecream, raw cakes etc turning it a beautiful shade of purple from light to dark, depending on how much you add. More importantly, it is packed full of antioxidants and other vitamins, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.
Chia Seeds are an important addition to my diet, and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fibre, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. They swell up when mixed with liquid, and are often using to give a creamy texture or as a vegan replacement for eggs in baked goods.
Oats have often been referred to by me as 'my life'. I eat them every day without fail. They're a great whole food to include with breakfast, and also contain fibre and other vitamins and minerals, to help keep you fuller for longer.
Psyllium Husks are something I have been adding to my food for a while now, due to my family history of bowel cancer. They are fibre packed, and help with digestion by soaking up water in your gut, and helping food pass through more easily. It's important to also increase your water consumption, in accordance with this. They also help fill you up.
Here's what my breakfast usually looks like when I'm not making it pretty for Instagram or my Blog
Quite the difference right! But having Overnight Oats with oats, chia and psyllium prepared the night before, so I could grab and go in the morning, is what really helped me with losing weight initially, and keep me full when I was working full time in the office. I guess I just loved them so much, I stuck with it ever since. There are also so many flavour combinations, I just never get bored. You'll find many on my page here. But they all revolve around these base ingredients.
So recipes don't always have to look pretty, when you make them at home for yourself, they just have to be delicious, and nutritious.
Here's what some of the products look like that I used in today's recipe. You can find the links below within the recipe.
Don't forget you can get 10% off your order with MyProtein by using the code HEALTHYEATINGJO at checkout :)
I hope you give this parfait a try
Maqui Mango Chia Oat Parfaits
Base Oat Recipe
1/2 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats (MyProtein)
1 tsp Organic Chia Seeds (MyProtein)
1/2 Tbsp Psyllium Husks (MyProtein)
1/2 tsp stevia or natural sweetener of choice, if desired
1/2 cup plant based milk
1 cup of water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Place all ingredients in a container and give it a good shake
Put in the fridge overnight
Puree a small handful of frozen or fresh mango with a pinch of turmeric powder
mix in with half the oat recipe
Mix the remaining oat recipe with 1/2 - 1 tsp Maqui powder (MyProtein) to your desired colour
Layer the two flavours in glass jars and top with more fresh fruit if desired