Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series

Breakfast Made Simple & Probiotic Friendly

The soluble fiber in oatmeal and chia seeds, combined with the healthy bacteria of the Greek yogurt and natural sugars of fresh fruit is a quick combo of microbiome friendly ingredients to start your day out right! Recipe is for one oatmeal yogurt parfait.


  • ¾ to 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup uncooked old-fashioned or steel cut oats
  • 2 T. milk or vanilla or plain almond milk
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 ½ t. honey or maple syrup
  • ½ to 1 cup of fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, pears cubed, apples cubed, bananas, or whatever you can tolerate!)
  • Small glass canning jar or parfait glass


Mix yogurt, oats, milk, chia seeds, and honey/maple syrup in a small bowl. Combine mixed fruit in another bowl making sure fruit is cut into smaller pieces. Put a few tablespoons of the yogurt mixture in bottom of jar or glass. Add a couple of tablespoons of fruit. Continue layering with remaining ingredients. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator overnight (chia seeds will swell and create a more pudding like consistency). Top with more fruit and serve cold.

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Breakfast, Fall Recipes, Probiotics|Comments Off on Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series

About the Author:

Julie Beyer MA, RDN is an internationally recognized expert on diet and interstitial cystitis. She is a dual graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Health Communications and serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Drawing on her personal experience with interstitial cystitis and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie is the author of three books about IC: Confident Choices: Customizing the IC Diet, Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB and Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. Learn more about Julie on her website: ic-diet.com