Make these pretty vegan 4th of July breakfast parfaits to start your fourth off with a bang! They're quick and easy, only taking about 15 minutes to make. Natural colorings create the featured red, white, and blue, making these parfaits a colorful, nutritious treat. This recipe satisfies a dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time0 minutesmins
Total Time15 minutesmins
Keyword: blue majik, blueberry, butterfly pea powder, fourth of july, parfait, strawberry, vegan, yogurt
high speed blender or other blender
8-10 ounce glasses or jars
½cupoat milkor other plant-based milk
2teaspoonsmaple syrupor date syrup
6ouncescoconut yogurtor other plant-based yogurt, vanilla or plain
⅛teaspoonblue majik powder* or blue butterfly pea flower powder
4teaspoonschia seedsblack or white
½cupcoconut whipped creamor other plant-based whipped cream
Place the strawberries, syrup, and milk in a high-powered blender. Slowly turn it to high, then use the tamper to push the strawberries into the blade until small pieces are formed. Set the mixture aside.
White layer and blue layer
Divide the yogurt into two bowls. Add the blue powder and chia seeds to one of the bowls, stirring until the color is well distributed.
Begin to layer the parfaits in the glasses or jars. For the bottom layer, divide all but a few spoonfuls of the strawberry mixture between the two.
Sprinkle ¼ cup granola into each glass, covering the strawberry mixture and chia seeds.
Spoon the white yogurt around the outer edge of the granola so it can be seen well from the outside, dividing it between the two.
Place the blueberries evenly over the white layer.
Spoon the blue yogurt around the outer edge over the blueberries, same as the white yogurt, dividing it between the two.
Top each with a scoop of whipped cream. If you want to keep it whole food, plant-based, you can omit or use an appropriate whipped cream.
Garnish with blueberries, a sprinkle of blue powder, and the remaining spoonfulls of strawberry mixture.
*While Blue Majik is becoming a popular way to color food and some sources say that it can help with flexibility, energy, vitality, endurance, and cellular protection, I've noticed that the E3Live site recommends consulting your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. I've not seen the same for blue butterfly pea flower powder, but I feel it's a good idea to do so with any ingredient you're unfamiliar with.