Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

Recipe: Rainbow Parfait

Greek Yogurt Rainbow Parfait

I was recently inspired by the hot weather in Mumbai for a nutritious snack that would taste good, keep me full, and contain healthy ingredients.  The parfait is also a good option for breakfast or if you ate a light dinner, it could be considered for dessert as well.

Since I am in India, the local Greek Yogurt option is EPIGAMIA.  However, I am not a huge fan of the local granola options partly because I’m biased towards a high fiber, high protein, low-carb + TASTY concoction.

Instead, I make my own.

Anita’s Granola

Ingredients

2 cups oats

1 cup chopped almonds

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

¼ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup raw honey

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Melt coconut oil for 30 seconds
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  4. Transfer to a glass baking pan or baking tray and spread evenly
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
  6. Remove and mix so that the mixture gets cooked throughout
  7. Place back into the oven for another 15 minutes
  8. Remove and cool
  9. Store in an airtight container

*Note: Pay attention to your oven because you don’t want the granola to burn.

 Part 2: Assemble the Parfait

For the “rainbow” part, choose your EPIGAMIA varieties.  Strawberry, Mango, and Green Apple are perfect for this recipe. You can choose how you want to layer them.

When ready to assemble, choose 1 flavor per layer and begin with Greek yogurt as the bottom layer.  Add a layer of granola, then another Greek yogurt variety followed by a layer of granola. Repeat once more.  Top it with chopped fresh fruit such as figs, strawberries, sliced apple, or even sliced banana.

Note: This recipe is for one 12oz stemless wine glass which is about “three servings.” The yogurts I’ve chosen do contain sugar.  You can stick to EPIGAMIA’s plain Greek yogurt flavor for no added sugars.  If you’re curious or concerned about the added sugar in the flavored Greek varieties, please note that they’re sweetened with cane sugar, honey and pectins — which in moderation is completely acceptable.  Please add a comment if you have any questions about the nutritional profile of the product. 

Dig in and enjoy!

 

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