This Triple Berry Green Yogurt Parfait is perfect for breakfast. It’s quick and easy to make, and a delicious way to start your day.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day, because after 10 hours or so without food I’m hungry. Plus, I need some nourishment to give me energy for the day. It doesn’t have to be a lot or anything too complicated either. In fact, a healthy breakfast should provide complex carbohydrates, protein, and maybe a little fat – all contained in foods that you enjoy.
One choice that show up frequently on my breakfast menu is Greek yogurt and fruit. So when I can find fresh berries at a decent price, this Triple-Berry Greek Yogurt Parfait makes its way to the breakfast table. The recipe calls for Greek yogurt, granola, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries, but you can use any kind of berry that you would like. If you’re using plain Greek yogurt, you can sweeten it with blue agave syrup or honey.
To get the vanilla flavor, add a little vanilla extract. 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.
What makes this fruit and yogurt parfait healthy?
For starters, Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt, and contains about 13 grams protein per half cup compared to about 7 grams protein in regular yogurt. That added protein helps keep you full and satisfied through the morning. Additionally, Greek yogurt is a good source of bone-building calcium.
Berries are a healthy addtion to yogurt as most are high in antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C and other essential nutrients. And their sweet flavor is a nice complement to the mellow, creamy yogurt.
What kind of granola and sweetener should I use?
While granola adds some fiber and a nice crunch to the parfait, using too much could add unwanted excess sugar and calories to your diet. Be sure to read labels and choose those with less added sugars. Even better, make your own! That way you can control the amount of sugar and fat you add to it.
If you do want to sweeten your yogurt, you can try using a little honey or even blue agave syrup. Both work equally well to sweeten it.
Are you a fan of breakfast? Do you like Greek yogurt mixed with berries or other fruit? If you like mango at all, you’ll love my Blueberry Mango Yogurt Parfait too!
Triple-Berry Greek Yogurt Parfait
- 1/2 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp. Blue Agave syrup
- 1/4 c. blackberries
- 1/4 c. sliced strawberries
- 1/4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp. 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.