Start your morning off right with this pomegranate yogurt parfait with blueberries, granola and nuts. Rich in antioxidants, full of protein and fiber it’s the best breakfast. Find more of my pomegranate recipes.
My daughter loves to sit on my lap. When she was 7, she was all legs and it was hard to keep her contained on my lap. My husband tried to steal her onto his lap – it’s bigger he argues. But, she refuses him.
“Why do you like sitting on Mommy’s lap more than mine?” he asks, knowing the answer and smirking at me.
“Mommy’s lap is more squishy and more comfortable,” she replies with a smile.
My husband laughs. I slug my husband.
Usually for breakfast I eat whatever I can find, whatever is left in the refrigerator. I have been making more of an effort to shop for myself and not just the kids. And this Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait with Blueberries is one of my favorites.
What makes this recipe so awesome
Parfait in French means “perfect.” It is a frozen custard like dessert. But here in the US, it has a couple other meanings. It can be frozen yogurt or regular yogurt layered with fresh fruit and topped with granola and nuts.
If you are using frozen yogurt or ice cream for your parfait, then it’s safe to call it a dessert. But if you are like me and use yogurt and fruit, then you have a wonderful and nutritious way to start your morning, a light lunch or even a healthier dessert option.
This recipe for pomegranate yogurt parfait is the latter healthier option. I use pomegranate concentrate and mix it into the yogurt to create a tangy base for my fruit and granola. It is simple to make and can be enjoyed as a snack, for breakfast or even as a healthy dessert.
Ingredients you need
- Plain Greek yogurt: I prefer thick Greek style yogurt as it holds up well with all the fruit and toppings in my parfait. I also prefer plain flavor as it makes a great base for the pomegranate.
- Pomegranate concentrate: Pomegranate concentrate is just pomegranate juice that is reduced down to a syrup. Pomegranate molasses has sugar added to to it. You can use either.
- Fresh fruit: You can use any fruit that is in season. I chose to use blueberries and pomegranate arils. Raspberries and blackberries are also great choices.
- Granola: You can use traditional granola that is homemade or store bought. You can also use low carb versions, as well.
- Chopped nuts: You can choose from a variety of nuts like pistachios, walnuts or almonds.
1. In a bowl, mix together yogurt and pomegranate concentrate. Divide yogurt into two small serving bowls.
2. Top with fruit, granola and nuts and serve immediately.
Recipe tips and FAQs
You can customize your parfait to your own liking very easily by choosing your favorite fruits. Some of my favorite fruits include:
- Pomegranate arils.
There are lots of topping options to give your yogurt parfait crunch. I personally love some crumbled granola and almond slices. Or you can omit the granola, choose gluten-free granola or just use nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios or macadamia nuts.
Persian yogurt is typically on the sour side so I do not like to use it in my yogurt parfaits with fruit. Instead, I like to use regular plain Greek yogurt. I typically do not use the flavored yogurts as they usually add sweeteners to it. I also prefer full fat yogurt, as low fat versions add fillers to them. But you can certainly use any flavored yogurt that you like, if you do not care for plain yogurt.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 teaspoon pomegranate concentrate
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- 2 TBS crumbled granola
- 2 TBS chopped nuts
- In a bowl, mix together yogurt and pomegranate concentrate.
- Divide yogurt into two small serving bowls.
- Top with fruit, granola and nuts.
- Serve immediately.
Serving Suggestions: To make it gluten-free and low carb, omit the granola and use nuts like almond slivers or pistachios.
Serving Size:1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 15g
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