3.24.2015

Breakfast Parfait with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Berries, and Granola


It's been a long winter so with the arrival of spring, we wanted to show our joy by honoring the most important meal of the day- breakfast!  Let's think of new ways to embrace the start of our day by eating smarter and making healthier choices.  Here is our idea which also keeps prep time to minimum on those busy mornings!  How about a Parfait for breakfast -Yogurt style?


Yes, this dish starts with our favorite Greek yogurt, layered with a mix of fresh berries and banana slices, topped off with a sprinkling of classic granola for some added crunch. The result is so creamy and delicious, you might think this is a dessert in disguise!


Presentation is not just reserved for dinner. There are attractive, alternative ways to serve your parfait.  You can prepare it using the traditional tall glasses, repeating several layers or be creative by serving this power protein parfait in one beautiful layer, using a wide dish.

Either way insures you a quick 5-minute ease of preparation. But the real benefits to be reaped are starting your day with a meal that provides nutritional protein, including probiotics, calcium, powerful antioxidants, potassium and fiber.  Leaving you feeling full longer with enough reserved energy to last throughout the day.

Most yogurts contain too much sugar along with additives, corn syrup, and other chemicals such as aspartame.  It's important to read labels before buying any yogurt and find the ones that clearly states "all natural" and contain the lowest amount of sugar.  Mostly plain yogurts (non-flavored) are the ones that contain the lowest amount of sugar; and therefore, adding in your own sweetness, allows you to control the amount of sugar to your liking.  Fresh berries and bananas are wonderful to add as they provide enough sweetness needed to balance the yogurt.

And -Wow!  It just bursts with so much flavor; breakfast just got a whole-lot-better!
This yogurt parfait makes an ideal breakfast!  And - who knows, your family may even request this one to be served as a "dessert."

 Happy, healthy spring!




Breakfast Parfait with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Berries and Granola

  • 1 (5.3-ounce) plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • 1/2 small banana - sliced
  • 4 to 5 fresh strawberries - sliced
  • 15 fresh blueberries
  • 6 raspberries
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. classic granola ( we used Back to Nature)

Spread yogurt on the bottom of a wide soup or pasta bowl.
Layer each fruit side by side in a row, starting with strawberries, then blueberries, then slices of bananas, then raspberries.
Use a tablespoon and sprinkle with granola around the bowl.
Serve immediately.

Serves 1 to 2
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13 comments:

  1. So pretty! I don't think I'd take the time to arrange the fruit but I certainly would enjoy eating it!

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    1. It only takes minutes to arrange the fruit and it's so worth it- you'll enjoy it!

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  2. that looks like the perfect breakfast in my book

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  3. Gorgeous. I should take more time to make our breakfast pretty.
    Sam

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  4. Gorgeous. I should take more time to make our breakfast pretty.
    Sam

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  5. i love making breakfast parfaits like this all the time. they are so filling and energizing. mostly the energy i get from them is what has me choosing it as a default most mornings

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    1. We agree ! Sometimes the simplest breakfasts are the best ! Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

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  6. Breakfast parfaits are perfect. This is the prettiest I've ever seen and a wonderful way to celebrate spring! Please let me know when it gets here - I am so ready :) Maybe you should send some of your warm weather just a bit north - along with some of this breakfast. Very pretty - great photos!

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    1. Thanks Tricia ! I would be happy to send you some warm weather up there and to NY as well! Hope it's comes your way today.

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  7. Starting the day with something so gorgeous just makes your whole day feel better. Thanks, girls!

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  8. So pretty! I make breakfast parfaits all the time but they're never as gorgeous as this! :)

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    1. You are so sweet ! Thank you Betty

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