Start your day right with a Berry and Greek Yogurt Parfait. They are delicious and healthy for you too! Greek yogurt, berries, almonds and a touch of honey make them a perfect make-ahead breakfast.
A Berry and Greek Yogurt Parfait is my go-to breakfast in summer. I am spoiled living in Oregon because I have access to the best berries. They are so fresh and tasty that I can not get enough of them. Two of my favorites berries are strawberries and blueberries. An added bonus is that these berries hold up well in make-ahead parfaits.
I like to use Fage Total 0% milkfat brand of Greek yogurt for parfaits because it is high in protein (11 grams) and low in carbohydrates (3 gram) per half-cup. It is so thick and creamy that the parfait feels like an indulgence but it only has low 235 calories per serving.
Toasting almonds brings out the flavor in nuts. If you are not into that, no problem! Use plain almonds. Toast about 1/2 cup of them at one time and store them in a small jar so they are ready to use when you need them for this recipe as well as others.
The Berry and Greek Yogurt Parfait are quick and easy to make. Even when you are short on time in the morning you can assemble them quickly and eat them at home or make them in a jar and take them to work to eat later in the morning. If you have a few minutes the night before, make a few so your morning will run smoother.
Wash the fruit thoroughly under running water. If the fruit comes in a clear hinged container, it still needs to be washed to remove bacteria
Next, slice the stems off the strawberries and cut them into quarters. Then, spoon strawberries in the serving container and top with blueberries.
Spoon plain Greek yogurt on the berries, sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with honey.
That’s it! You are done! It is so easy! The parfaits are ready to eat or you can store them in the refrigerator and eat them the next day.
- Be sure to use Greek yogurt if you plan to refrigerate the parfaits overnight. Otherwise, the yogurt will separate and the yogurt will be thick, but the berries will be sitting in the liquid that “wept” from the yogurt.
- You can use any flavored Greek yogurt in place of the plain yogurt. Vanilla Greek yogurt is a great choice.
- Use other fruits such as peaches, nectarines or raspberries.
- Strawberries and bananas are a perfect fruit combination for parfaits.
- Chopped walnuts instead of almonds go especially well with bananas.
- Have fun and create your own signature parfait!
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Berry and Greek Yogurt Parfait
Fresh berries and Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of toasted almonds and drizzle of honey.
- 4 each strawberries, fresh quartered
- 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp almonds, toasted a total of 1/2 cup for toasting and use at a later time
- 1 tsp honey
Place 1/2 cup almonds in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Stir with a spoon until they turn a light brown. Watch them carefully because once they start browning they can burn easily. Remove from heat and let cool.
I like to store the extra almonds in a small mason jar.
Assemble Yogurt Parfait
Rinse strawberries under running water. Remove green stems.
Quarter strawberries and place in a serving bowl.
Rinse blueberries under running water. Remove stems.
Place blueberries on top of the strawberries.
Measure yogurt and spoon on top of the blueberries.
Sprinkle almonds on top of the yogurt.
Drizzle parfaits with honey.
They are ready to eat! Enjoy!
I like to make these ahead of time so that they are ready to go in the morning. In that way, I can get a little extra sleep. They will store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.