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Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

A Childhood Favourite

We’re really sorry if you’ve gotten tired of breakfast parfaits, but we’ve got one more to share with you before our summer weather runs out and we start craving warm bowls of oatmeal.

Growing up, we basically always had 3 kinds of drinks in the house: orange juice, apple juice, and milk.  Occasionally mom would treat us with a little fruit punch or Koolaid, butfor the most part those three were our mainstays.

But sometimes, when it was on sale, mom or dad would come home from the grocery store with a carton of orange-strawberry-banana juice.  Basically liquid heaven according to our 8-year-old palates!

Still to this day part of me gets excited when I see it on the shelf.  So of course it was inevitable that Julie and I would recreate this flavour combination in some fashion, and what better place to do it than breakfast!

And while the juice is no longer liquid gold to me anymore, this Orange-Strawberry-Banana overnight oats parfait was the perfect upgrade to bring this combo back into my list of all-time favourites!

My inner 8-year-old is jumping for joy right now.

Orange Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats Parfait

Time: 10 min + overnight

Serves: 1


1/2 c. rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds (or 2 tbsp ground flax)
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. milk
1 tbsp diced orange
1/2 banana, diced

1/2 frozen banana

1/3 c. frozen strawberries
1/4-1/3 c. plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup strawberries, diced
1/2 orange, diced


Combine oats, chia, juice, milk, banana pieces and orange pieces in a bowl, stir, and allow to sit in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, blend frozen banana in a food processor until smooth, set aside.

Blend the strawberries with the yogurt in a food processor until smooth, set aside.

Assemble the parfait by dropping a couple spoonfuls of the oat mixture into the bottom of a jar or glass.  Sprinkle some diced orange and strawberries on top of the oats, then cover with either the strawberry puree or the banana soft serve. Repeat, using whichever puree (strawberry or banana) you didn’t use the first time, and continue layering, alternating between strawberry and banana until you run out of each layer.


Is there a food/combination of foods/flavours that you loved as a child, or still love today?