Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day, because after 10 hours or so without food I’m hungry. When I can find fresh berries on sale one of my favorite choices for a delicious, healthy breakfast is this Triple-Berry Greek Yogurt Parfait.
The recipe calls for non-fat Greek yogurt, homemade granola, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries, but you can use any kind of berry that you would like. They’re a healthy addition to yogurt since most berries are high in antioxidants and other essential nutrients. Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt – a nice bonus for breakfast, but it’s a bit tart for my taste, even with the berries. So I usually end up sweetening it with honey. This time, however, I opted for Blue Agave syrup, which worked just as well as the honey to sweeten it.
[pinit]To get the vanilla flavor I mixed in some vanilla bean paste I got from my sister for Christmas. She found it at Spiceology in Tulsa, and I love it. It adds a full vanilla flavor and the flecks of vanilla bean look nice in the white yogurt. The amount of sweetener and vanilla I list below are starting points. Taste it after you add them in and if you want it sweeter, add a little more.
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Greek yogurt, berries, and granola taste great together in this healthy triple-berry Greek yogurt parfait. Try it for breakfast.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1/2 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- 3/4 tsp. Blue Agave syrup
- 1/4 c. blackberries
- 1/4 c. slice strawberries
- 1/4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp. homemade granola
- Mix vanilla bean paste and Blue Agave syrup into the Greek yogurt, taste, and adjust sweetener and vanilla to your taste.
- In a tall glass put about a tablespoon of the yogurt on the bottom. Add a layer of berries and sprinkle a little granola on top.
- Repeat layers until the glass is full, ending with granola on top.