It really is the perfect treat for your sweet tooth, and it’s so much healthier for you than ice cream.
Fruit-flavored yogurt parfait are essentially glorified ice cream. Read the label of any fruit-on-the-bottom brand, and you’ll see what we mean: Odds are, high-fructose corn syrup is considerably higher on the ingredients list than actual fruit. That’s why it’s always better to buy plain, protein- and probiotic-rich Greek yogurt and add the real fruit yourself.
We do just that here, layering it for visual appeal and tossing in granola for some crunch. This indulgent Yogurt Parfait recipe is decadent enough to be a dessert, but with exactly what you need to start your day
1 cup sliced strawberries (Any juicy fruit will work well here if you want to sub in things like raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, and mangoes.)
1?2 cup blueberries (frozen are good, too)
2 tsp sugar
4?5 mint leaves, sliced thinly
1 container (8 oz) low-fat plain Greek-style yogurt (Fage 2% is our favorite. If you don’t dig the thick Greek yogurt, any plain yogurt will work, as long as there are no added sugars.)
1?4 cup granola
HOW TO MAKE Yogurt Parfait
- Combine the fruit, sugar, and mint in a bowl, and allow to sit for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Spoon half of the yogurt into a bowl or glass, then top with half of the fruit and granola, then repeat with the remaining yogurt, fruit, and granola.
- Pour any accumulated juice from the fruit over the top.