In keeping with the theme of eating healthy in January, I wanted to share this with you. It’s more of an idea than a recipe, but sometimes inspiration is all you need. For the past few weeks, this blueberry, almond and maple yogurt parfait has been my breakfast of choice.
I’m not one to make the classic New Year’s resolutions (I strive/struggle with my good intentions year-round…) but if yours include eating healthier, know that this dish only has about 160 calories and packs the punch required to sustain you until lunch. In addition, as is the case with most healthy foods, it’s not very complicated to make.
“Recipe” (if you can call it that…)
Makes 1 parfait of approx. 160 calories
Add 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup to about ¾ cup of reduced-fat (1% or 2%) plain yogurt. The quality of the yogurt you use makes a big difference here – it’s the star of the show. For texture and taste, my favourite brands are Liberté and Astro. Both contain only natural ingredients. As a general rule, when it says “no gelatin” (yuck!), chances are it will taste better. Top it off with a handful of blueberries and 1 heaping tablespoon of ground roasted almonds.
The best part about if for me, is that I get to use up the leftover ground roasted almonds I made for my Christmas cookie extravaganza. But honestly, sliced or chopped almonds would be fine too. In fact, you can use any nuts and fruit you like. However, I highly recommend you take the time to roast and cool your nuts beforehand. It enhances the flavour and gets rid of any stale taste they might have developed from sitting on a store shelf.
Looking for more healthy breakfast options?
- Healthier blueberry muffins
- Muffins santé “Morning Glory”
- Healthy can-almond granola bars
- Steel cut oats with apples and cinnamon
Enjoy and good luck with your other resolutions! Sorry I can’t help you with those…