When posed with the task of creating a delicious, low calorie parfait recipe my mind instantly went to ‘Shrek’. I realize that this movie has very little to do with exercise, lifestyle, or even healthy eating, except for one pertinent quote by the character Donkey:
Parfait’s gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet.
And in fact, he’s quite right. Parfaits are delicious and can be nutritious if assembled correctly.
Vanilla Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
- 1/4 cup cooked steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup vanilla granola
- 1/4 cup roasted blueberries (on tinfoil lined bake sheet at 350F for 10-15 min or until bursting)
- 1/8 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
- Optional: hemp or chia seeds for extra oomph
Combine ingredients using a layered method: (1) steel cut oats (2) yogurt (3) granola (4) blueberries and coconut.
Nutrition Facts: 323 Total Calories, 9 g Total Fat (5g Saturated Fat), 53 g Carbs (5 g Dietary Fiber, 19 g Sugar), 11 g Protein