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This healthy yogurt parfait is every bit as delicious as the traditionally made French frozen cream dessert, just made a little Cleaner than usual!
While the traditional recipe calls for whipped cream and sugar, I like to use Greek yogurt and a touch of maple syrup. You still get all the creaminess from the Greek yogurt, without causing sugar overload in the kids, followed by an inevitable crash.
Healthy Yogurt Parfait
This recipe takes less than a minute to put together. Seriously, I’m not sure it can even be classed as a real recipe. Breakfast, snacks, pudding: This Parfait recipe is always there when you need something sweet, fast. I only use a touch of Maple syrup as I like then fruit to do the sweetening, and I often use frozen fruit for this.
Using frozen fruit means you get the gorgeous brightly colored juices that come when the fruit starts to defrost. Put the fruit in the microwave to start the thawing process, this will also release the juices faster. Frozen blueberries and cherries are particularly good at giving us the best colored juices :)
Fresh fruit is just as good, and you end up with a thicker Parfait as there’s generally no juice released from the fruit.
I’ve used blueberries and Granola in this yogurt Parfait, but you can use any fruit you like. Some other fruits we’ve had are:
Is A Yogurt Parfait Healthy?
Yogurt parfait is a healthy breakfast recipe you can feel you about giving the kids.
Greek yogurt has a number of known health benefits (I use full fat, organic) plus thanks to the way it’s made, it has more protein and less sugar than regular yogurt.
If your kids are a little funny about the taste of Greek yogurt alone (all of mine were. ALL of them!), this parfait is a good way to introduce it to them since it’s sweet and can be fully loaded up with their favorite fruit.
I add my homemade Granola to this Parfait. It gives it some delicious crunch, extra sweetness and a whole load more goodness. I also sometimes sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon on top – but only if I’m really jazzing things up round here :)
Making this ahead of time takes a ridiculously fast recipe and makes it even faster on those crazy mornings where the time seems to fly.
I often make this up the night before, I use these little glass yogurt pots and the kids help themselves. Using frozen fruit comes into its own when you’re making these ahead of time. The juice from the fruit I was talking about? Come morning, it’s seeped into the yogurt making the prettiest little parfait jar ever!
Where I used to stock the fridge with store bought yogurts, I now stock the fridge with these, in a variety of fruits. Nice :)
If you’re adding Granola to this as I do, throw a spoonful in just when you’re about to eat it. If you put it in ahead of time, the Granola goes soggy from the yogurt and juice from the fruit, and loses it’s crunch.
More Clean Yogurt Recipes
- Two ingredient Vanilla yogurt
- Plain yogurt and cinnamon
- Clean eating chocolate yogurt
- Frozen yogurt ice pops
How To Make Healthy Yogurt Parfait
Healthy yogurt parfait
- 2 Cup Greek yogurt Full fat
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup
- 2 Cups Blueberries Frozen
- Cinnamon For sprinkling, optional
- Layer the ingredients
- If making ahead, leave the Granola until you're about to eat the parfait
- If making to eat straight away, add the Granola at the bottom of the glass, then the yogurt, then the fruit
Granola, Yogurt and Berry Pile Up (or Parfait if you want to get a bit fancy)
- Clean Eating Granola see super easy recipe on Cleaneatingwithkids.com
- Greek Yogurt
- Blueberries or any other fruit
- OPTIONAL: Cinnamon and Maple Syrup to serve.
- Layer all ingredients in a bowl or glass.
- Sprinkle with Cinnamon and maple syrup and serve.