Are dark, gloomy Mondays getting you down? Has your New Year’s resolution to prep a beautiful breakfast each day already fallen by the wayside? Well, I’m delighted to announce that this year I’ll be partnering with Provamel with the aim of helping you to make positive food and drink choices – this means being Pro 100% plant-based, Pro organic and Pro ethically sourced products that respect our environment.
The Provamel range is organic, 100% vegan and non GMO, and their plant-based alternatives to yogurt and drinks are a great way to incorporate some plant-based goodness into your diet and to help you to become a Pro at breakfast – and maybe even Pro Mondays!
If you’re looking for a way to boost your breakfast game this month my friend, look no further! These blackberry bircher parfaits are deliciously plant-based and full of flavour – a fruity blackberry whip topped with seeded vanilla bircher and berries. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so it’s worth making it special, right?
I used Provamel Soya Unsweetened drink and Provamel Soya Alternative to Yogurt Natural Free From Sugars for these parfaits. Soya is a source of plant-based protein, which is a great way to start the day. I love the fact that they’re organic, and being free of GMO is something that I’m always looking for when I’m doing the weekly shop. Guess what? This drink and plant-based alternative to yogurt are free of sugars, another breakfast Pro win!
You probably already know, but I’m a breakfast girl at heart. I make a tonne of parfaits and overnight oat jars like this on the regular. After forgetting to make my overnight oats recently (I do this a lot to be honest) I suddenly remembered my old friend bircher. I’d totally forgotten how delicious it was! If you’re wondering what bircher is, it’s basically like quick overnight oats, but with extra goodies. Everybody wants extra goodies, right? You can add in any fruits, nuts or seeds you fancy to boost it up. I love parfaits like this, especially when they’re boosted with fresh fruit and include a source of plant-based protein. If you’re in a rush in the mornings and don’t have a second to spare, you can prep the bircher the night before for a bircher overnight oats.
The recipe is a simple mix of oats, seeds and fresh blackberries and involves a bit of mashing and stirring – that’s it! I added sunflower and chia seeds to the bircher, my favourites for adding wholesome, hearty texture. Feel free to leave them out and add in whatever you have in your pantry – pumpkin, sesame or flax would work well too. Raisins are also a delicious addition to bircher, they get extra plump and juicy!
I used blackberries for the colour but if you don’t have them, play around with different fruits for the whip. Strawberry or raspberry would work wonderfully for a pink parfait, or add a tsp of matcha for a green one. Or just go wild and leave it plain and swirl through some fresh vanilla!
Are any of you giving Veganuary a try this month? It can seem daunting when you start but thankfully these days there are plenty of plant-based products to choose from so it’s easier than ever!
These purple twins are whipped up in 20 minutes (let’s be honest not many of us have hours of time in the morning) and they’re creamy, subtly sweet and absolutely delicious. What are you waiting for?
I’d love to hear if you try this recipe, be sure to let me know by leaving a comment, rating and tagging a picture #boskitchen on Instagram. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Provamel. All opinions are my own.
- 1 cup oats
- 1.5 cups Provamel Soya Unsweetened drink
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Provamel Soya Alternative to Yogurt
- ½ cup blackberries
- ¼ cup of blackberries and blueberries
- 3 tbsp coconut flakes
- Mix all bircher ingredients together in a large jar or bowl and set aside for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add blackberries and mash well with a fork. Mix into the Provamel Soya Alternative to Yogurt.
- Layer up jars with blackberry whip and top with bircher. Sprinkle over blackberries, blueberries and coconut flakes to finish.