Yogurt parfaits are often touted as a healthy option for breakfast or a snack, especially when on the go. AND they’re everywhere- from Starbucks to Wawa to restaurant menus, making it a very accessible choice. Unfortunately, most parfaits are loaded with sugar, refined carbs, and low quality dairy. And although this is not a meal I typically eat, I can’t deny that it does taste delicious. So, in order to avoid banning this breakfast must-have forever, I’ve tweaked up the ingredients and upgraded the recipe to give you a Spruced-Up Yogurt Parfait.
It’s full of probiotics and protein from the sheep yogurt (which has a slightly more tart taste), healthy fats and protein from cashews and almonds, and a bit of sweetness from strawberries and a nectarine. You can play around with the add-ins, but keep them clean, make sure nuts and seeds are raw, and if using dried fruit, keep it to a minimum and choose no-sugar added versions. <3<3<3
1 individual container of sheep yogurt (can be found at Whole Foods or Wegmans)
4 or 5 strawberries
2 handfuls nuts (I used cashews and sliced almonds)
Empty yogurt into a pretty bowl. Cut up fruit into bite-sized pieces and chop nuts. Add both to the yogurt and mix- tossing in any additions you choose (pistachios, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, and blueberries are some awesome options!). Now you have yourself a satisfying, nutritious and healthy breakfast. You can also transfer everything into a mason jar and take with you as well!