If folks at Chobani are looking for a male poster child to relay the fact that Real Men Eat Greek Yogurt, my handsome hubby would be just the guy for the job. I’m pretty sure not a day goes by that he doesn’t carry one of these babies to work for his mid-morning snack. (And as of the past few months, always with chia seeds. Because don’t you know Real Men Eat Chia Seeds too.)

You see those tubs below? Those are not the little snack-sized, fruit-on-the-bottom ones you’re used to. These are 16oz tubs of blended Chobani. No stirring necessary. Got it?

While I love me some yogurt too, I try to leave my dairy intake in moderation. Just personal preferences. But even so, I had no qualms about accepting 6lbs of yogurt from the sweet people at Chobani. Whatever I didn’t eat, my Real Man would.

Trust me when I say I had to work quickly to get my (itsy bitsy) share of the yogurt. Just so you know, the blueberry is awesome in my simple protein pancakes (just egg + yogurt + protein powder, pretty much) and the chocolate chunk – you had better have some bananas in the freezer to blend it into cool creamy dessert perfection.

But the star for me was this peachy keen puddin’ parfait. Where is the pudding, you ask? Well, pudding is what happens when you mix together yogurt, oats, chia and a splash of milk and let it sit for a couple hours in the fridge. And then, as a reward for your patience, you get to eat this sweet, indulgent (but protein-and-omega-3-packed) concoction for breakfast.

So what are you waiting for? Go. Make it now. Then wait a bit. I promise it’ll be worth it.

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Peaches 'n Cream Oat & Chia Pudding Parfait

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes OR overnight

Ingredients:

¼ cup rolled oats (not instant), gluten-free if preferred
½ cup Chobani 0% Peach Yogurt
6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1 small peach, pitted and diced
cinnamon

Directions:

Combine oats, yogurt, almond milk and Mila in a small bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Stir in an additional splash of milk if the mixture is very thick (it will become thicker the longer it is left to stand.) Layer in a clear glass with diced peaches and cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving
Calories 287.8
Total Fat 6.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 111.1 mg
Potassium 316.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40.4 g
Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
Sugars 13.2 g
Protein 15.8 g

Cara Lyons, www.carascravings.com

This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.