Start your mornings off the right way with our Freekeh Skyr Parfait. Delightfully fresh, perfectly dense, and pleasurably sweet, this protein-filled breakfast is a sure way to amp up your nutrition and keep you full all morning long. It takes less than 40 minutes to make, which makes it perfect for a weekend brunch with friends. Plus, it’s gorgeous to look at and easy to eat! While the freekeh is tasty on it’s own, we love adding Icelandic Provisions Skyr as a thick, creamy topping for this parfait, because it’s less tart than Greek yogurt, and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions uses authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, which where their distinct flavor comes from. Icelandic Provisions is the only authentic Icelandic Skyr in the U.S., so go ahead and try it out for yourself! You can eat it on it’s own, or incorporate it into some recipes such as our Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail, Pumpkin Overnight Oats, and Vanilla Cupcakes. This is such a versatile ingredient that you just have to try out!
In addition to skyr, we have incorporated Freekeh, a whole grain that has a rich, earthy flavor. Hundreds of studies have proven the health benefits these plant foods provide, such as lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer (1). In addition, they are also bursting with fabulous health benefits, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein and phytochemicals. Plus, the fiber and protein satiate, which leaves you feeling fuller longer! So go ahead and try out this gorgeous recipe–we promise that it won’t disappoint!
In a small saucepan, combine freekeh, water, vanilla extract and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed. Stir occasionally.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cooked freekeh with honey and cinnamon. Cool to room temperature.
In each parfait cup, layer 3/4 cup freekeh, one package of Icelandic Provisions Skyr, 1/8 cup sliced strawberries and 1/8 cup of blackberries. Serve immediately.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 270 calories, Fat: 3 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram,Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 13 grams, Sodium: 110 milligrams, Fiber: 5.5 grams, Protein: 25 grams, Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for Freekeh Foods and Icelandic Provisions. We were not compensated for this post; all opinions are our own.
(1) Whole Grains Council. https://oldwayspt.org/programs/whole-grains-council