Blueberry Parfait

Blueberry Parfait

Find fuel in this sweet treat

This recipe for yogurt parfait may seem like an indulgent treat, but it’s actually a healthy breakfast to fuel you throughout the day. The yogurt is rich in calcium and protein to support your bones and muscles. Blueberries and the flaxseed-speckled granola contain antioxidants and fiber to promote heart health and aid in tissue recovery after exercise. It’s important to fuel your body with a great breakfast before working out, and this quick and easy parfait is a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats.

By Jess O’Toole

Blueberry Parfait Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • Couple drops of orange flower water (optional)
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • Honey

Granola Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Parfait Directions

Serves 2 (1/4 cup each)

Stir together yogurt, orange zest, orange juice and orange flower water in a medium bowl. Build the parfaits by evenly dividing ingredients between two small glasses or bowls. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into the bottom of each glass or bowl. Top each with half the granola and blueberries. Repeat layers one time, finishing with blueberries. Serve immediately. A drizzle of orange blossom honey on top of the parfait is a nice way to top it off.

Granola Directions

Serves 6 (1/4 cup each)

Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm the honey and oil in a small pot on the stovetop, stirring, till combined. Allow to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, mix together
oats, almonds, flax and cinnamon. Pour honey and oil over the dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon. Evenly spread the granola over a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until toasted, stirring halfway through. Allow granola to cool, then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving!

  • Calories! 240
  • Total Fat! 7 g
  • Saturated Fat! 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol! 0 mg
  • Sodium! 43.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Dietary Fiber:4.5 g
  • Sugars: 14 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g