This Fruit and Yogurt parfait recipe is so easy, you will wonder why you didn’t think of it before. At least, I know I did. It is just one of those things that, when you see it, you think, “WHY didn’t I think of that?!?”
We are a family that is on the go, especially when summer hits. I imagine that is much the way your family runs as well. As a travel writer, there just isn’t always time to put together something amazing before our next trip. Sometimes, I just want a quick breakfast or snack. I don’t want to feel weighed down, I don’t have time for something complicated, and I definitely don’t want to eat junk. That’s where this easy, peasy parfait recipe comes in. You don’t need to worry about turning on the oven and heating up the house or settling for some tasteless, boring typical breakfast option. Instead, you can combine healthy and tasty in one go. It will provide the energy you need–without all the bad-for-you stuff you don’t.
There are many health benefits to yogurt, too. I’m guessing your grocery store is carrying many more types of yogurt than it did even five years ago. According to US News and World Reports, Greek yogurt contains “40 percent less sugar, 38 percent less sodium and more than twice the amount of protein than traditional yogurt.” That’s amazing–and doesn’t add in the other pros to choosing Greek yogurt.
Fitness Magazine shares that yogurt can help you achieve flat abs, help prevent colds, and may help prevent high blood pressure. As if those reasons weren’t enough, yogurt doesn’t cause cavities (even with its sugar content) and can be packed with protein, so you feel fuller, longer, while also helping any muscles recover (if you have been hitting the gym lately). Add that to the fruit and granola here and you’ve got a powerful combination to help you keep up with whatever your day throws your way.
Begin with your favorite homemade granola recipe, add plain vanilla Greek yogurt or another kind of your choosing, top with fruit and–there you go! It’s like dessert or a snack all in one. Brilliant! I can see this becoming our go-to summer dessert when we want something sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven. It’s definitely made its way onto the breakfast table as a side or an entree more than a couple of times.
We think it is best when served in a clear glass so you can see the layers. It’s all about the presentation. You have to love a recipe that looks as good as it tastes.
How do you like your parfaits? Please, share your favorite layered parfait idea in the comments section below so we can all benefit from your clever creation.
Easy Yogurt Parfait Recipe
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