It makes me happy every time I open the refrigerator in the morning and see these lovely little berry yogurt parfaits sitting there waiting for me. It means that I have a delicious and healthy breakfast ready to go.
These little guys are great anytime, but imagine bringing them to a 4th of July BBQ or birthday party. They're so festive and colorful! Those beautiful colors also mean that they're loaded with many of the nutrients that our bodies need.
- Chopped strawberries (1 cup). If you're not making these parfaits when strawberries are in season, I recommend purchasing frozen strawberries and defrosting them in the microwave. Because frozen strawberries are frozen at the peak of ripeness, you will reap the benefit of the best flavor.
- Honey (2 tablespoons). For sweetening.
- Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon). For flavor.
- Plain Greek yogurt (2 cups). Be sure to use plain unflavored Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is best for these parfaits because it's thicker than regular yogurt. It also has more protein and less sugar. (source)
- Granola (1 cup). Homemade granola is super easy to make. Why not give our Cherry Vanilla or Blueberry Granola recipes a try? You will avoid the preservatives and added sugar that you will find in store bought granola. You can enjoy the leftovers with a bowl of milk or use it as a yogurt or ice cream topping, or healthy snack.
- Fresh blueberries (1 cup). Use fresh blueberries here for the best presentation. Thawed frozen blueberries will not look as nice.
🥣 Nutrition Information
Per serving. This recipe makes four servings. Values are approximate.
- Calories: 296 kcal.
- Carbs: 42g.
- Protein: 15g.
- Fat: 8g.
- Saturated Fat: 2g.
- Cholesterol: 7mg.
- Sodium: 58mg.
- Potassium: 202mg
- Fiber: 3g.
- Sugar: 25g.
- Vitamin A: 86IU.
- Vitamin C: 25mg.
- Calcium: 164mg.
- Iron: 2mg.
Yes you can. If you want to make them ahead, I recommend assembling them in a jar that has a lid so that the blueberries don't dry out in your fridge. These small mason jars (affiliate link) would work well.
Always keep them refrigerated until ready to eat.
Follow the expiration date on the Greek yogurt that you used to make them. Your yogurt parfaits will keep as long as that.
Yes you can. Assemble them as instructed, but omit the granola. Leave about an inch at the top for expansion and close them tightly with a lid. They will keep for up to a month. Thaw them in the refrigerator then sprinkle the granola over the top.
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Berry Yogurt Parfaits
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup granola
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Add strawberries, honey and vanilla to a small bowl and mash with the back of a fork until strawberries begin to break up and mixture resembles a chunky syrup.
- Divide the berry mixture evenly among four small mason jars or glasses.
- Spoon the yogurt on top, dividing equally.
- Sprinkle granola on top of the yogurt.
- Top with blueberries.