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Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe
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Cranberry-coconut Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Combine plain low-fat Greek yogurt and take advantage of cranberries and coconut for a protein-packed Greek yogurt parfait breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: beauty food, make ahead, probiotic
Servings: 4
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Patricia Conte
Cost: $12

Equipment

  • saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Zest from 1 small orange
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed, omit or reduce for a more tart cranberry taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups granola plain
  • 1/3 cup almonds chopped (or replace with your favorite nuts)
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut flakes chopped a bit, as needed
  • 24 ounces Greek vanilla yogurt low fat

Instructions

  • Add the cranberries, orange juice, zest, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to a pan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine and cook, stirring occasionally, just until the cranberries begin to pop open (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove the cranberries from the heat, transfer them to a bowl and allow the mixture to cool.
  • In a bowl, mix together the plain granola, chopped almonds, and coconut flakes. Set aside.
  • Place the cranberry compote, granola mixture, and yogurt near your serving glasses (it’s fun to use clear, vertical glasses so you can see the colorful layers in the parfaits). Layer the ingredients starting with the yogurt, followed by some of the cranberry compote, and the granola. Continue to layer the ingredients, finishing with a spoonful of the compote.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Fresh cranberries are actually high-potency beauty foods. They're loaded with Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body and supports collagen production. When paired with probiotics in Greek yogurt and healthy fats in coconut flakes, this simple make-ahead breakfast helps contribute to soft, glowing skin.
The amount of sugar in this recipe helps cut down on the sour acidity of fresh cranberries. If you prefer, feel free to cut back on the brown sugar to keep blood sugar in check.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 46g | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 3mg