Tonight’s post is inspired by my beautiful sister in law Sam! I’ve recently been talking with her and seeking her advice on being healthy! She is after all a fitness junkie to the max! So I know she has some good advice and I’ve taken it to heart and put it to practice. I’ve began a pretty busy workout on the daily and with that comes the healthy eating! A couple of days ago she sent this photo:
At first I thought, no. I just can’t, my tastebuds are not used to it, I’ve given them trash for quite some time. So I sat on it, and now I’ve made my own. But first giving credit to Sam, you use a small amount of Greek yogurt, fruit of your choice and oats, to get the syrupy look you can boil the fruit in a little water and honey! 😊
So I decided to make my own spin on it. Here are the ingredients I used:
Just like Sam I used Greek yogurt and fruit! Instead of oats I used granola with berries mixed in and I used a little bit of honey and frozen mixed berries. The Greek yogurt has such a rich flavor and it has no added sugars! Now that we have the ingredients here’s how I did it!
I used these adorable little jelly jars! I haven’t used them in what seems like forever, so I decided to use them for the parfaits! I didn’t really use any measuring cups for this because I just didn’t know how much to fill in them. However, these are tall jars, I didn’t fill them to the brim because it’s meant to be a light, but filling breakfast, not a Cracker Barrel breakfast. What I did was layered the three levels together. You can of course layer it over twice and have a large parfait, it just depends on your taste and how much you can handle or want to handle. I started with a layer of yogurt, if I had to measure I would say about a quarter to a half of a cup. Just enough to fill the bottom about an inch up. The second layer was the granola with mixed dehydrated berries! This is so good I would even eat it by itself! I did measure this out because it was so easy to put in the jars than just guessing, and I used 5 tablespoons. Then I took about a cup and a half of frozen mixed berries that I boiled up with some water and 2 tablespoons of sugar because they have no sugar with them. I probably wouldn’t have added sugar if I had enough honey, and even then, I would use such a small amount because the yogurt is just a naturally delightful sweetener. I sealed them up and stuck them in the fridge!
Now we can just pull one out on our way to work, or grab it for a quick snack. Next week I plan on using a mixed fruit of pineapples, mangos and peaches! The beautiful part is you can make it your own! Each time I do something new, I’ll post it! I hope y’all enjoy and please make your own! If you do make your own comment below and tell me how it goes! I’m curious your thoughts!
Happy Cooking from my Kitchen to Yours!