682. Fruit and Nut Yogurt Parfait
MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017
#80TH BLOGGING MARATHON
THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES
When we were growing up, my dad would insist that we must have a glass milk and a banana before we left for school. I think this continued till I went to a boarding school. Usually we would not want to eat anything in the morning but my mum would be like a strict General in the Army, with her hands on her hips and would not budge till we drank the milk and ate the banana. My sister would hide the glass of milk in the netted cupboard when she would notice that my mum’s attention is on my brother or me. Remember in the olden days when a simple wood cupboard with a few shelves and a wire mesh door was where leftover food was kept? Going to a boarding school meant we had to eat what was given and we could not leave the dining room till we finished our food. Back then the bread was really sour, we’d get our share of fruit and hot milk. Why couldn’t they give is cold milk?
So basically what I’m trying to get at is that I’m not the hot paratha, savory snack, sandwich kind of person. I don’t fancy all those things in the morning. Toast and tea, cereal with milk, and the more recent likes are smoothies with oats added or an overnight oatmeal or just some yummy thick yogurt topped with some fruit, a couple of spoons of granola, nuts and I’m happy as a lark.
During my stay in Montreal, I ate tonnes of Greek Yogurt…ok not tonnes but had that practically every morning with a bit of granola, nuts, seeds and chia powder with a variety of fruits. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed all the summer berries available.
So for Day 2 my protein rich dish is a fruit and nut yogurt parfait. Did you know that nuts are a rich source of protein? On top of the list is Brazil nuts and almonds followed by all the other nuts. Seeds like sunflower, pumpkin and sesame are also rich in protein and chia seeds is considered a superfood as its rich in protein, omega, fibers and vitamins.
By no means am I claiming or supporting any sort of fad diet that are the latest craze in the fitness world. I’m just trying to include non meat non fish dishes from which you can get your protein source.
Check out my protein packed morning booster. Its super delicious and healthy too.
Protein sources in this recipe are Yogurt, Chia Powder, Seeds, Nuts
FRUIT AND NUT YOGURT PARFAIT
1 cup Greek yogurt or any thick yogurt
2 tbsp granola of your choice
1 tsp maple syrup, honey or sugar – optional
¼ cup any fruit of your choice ( I used blackberries and blueberries)
¼ cup mixed nuts
1 tbsp chia powder
1 tsp mixed seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin seeds)
- Mix maple syrup, chia powder and yogurt together.
- Add the fruit, granola, nuts and seeds.
- Serve for breakfast or as a filling snack.
- I prefer using plain yogurt, but you can use flavored yogurt if you prefer.
- If you don’t get Greek Yogurt, then strain normal yogurt in a cheese cloth or a thin cloth to remove the whey.
- Use the whey when making roti, bread or paratha dough.
- Add fruits and nuts of your choice for different variety everyday.
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September 2, 2017 at 3:26 am
Simple and perfect.beautifully presented parafit. This parafit is a perfect protein source and so delicious too, I love all nuts and seeds in it.
September 2, 2017 at 5:43 am
This is such a nutritious breakfast. And with all the yummy toppings the parfait looks too irresistible..
Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner
September 2, 2017 at 6:45 am
Such a healthy and wholesome parfait.. Looks yumm..
September 2, 2017 at 8:11 am
Mayuri, that parfait looks more than sinful to indulge as a dessert.:)..I can understand about the morning breakfast thing..I am trying my best to get my kids eat their breakfast its not happening..I should try this for them!
September 2, 2017 at 9:03 am
This parfait looks delicious and a perfect way to start the day! Lovely choice
September 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm
We love yougurt parfait and yours looks so tempting with all those nuts and berries. I was literally laughing reading about tonnes of greek yougurt, good reading your experiences.
September 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm
That is one delicious parfait! I could eat something similar everyday!
September 3, 2017 at 5:24 am
What a lovely breakfast! It looks so pretty and is a great healthy start to the day too.
September 3, 2017 at 11:14 am
Such a pretty glass of deliciousness.
September 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm
How pretty and alluring this yogurt parfait looks, omg what a presentation, a delightful dessert definitely.
September 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Parfait looks so healthy and fruity.. love the addition of fruit n nuts both.
September 3, 2017 at 10:43 pm
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September 4, 2017 at 2:17 am
I am right there with you on breakfast. Yogurt or cereal or overnight oats for me please :-). That partfait looks perfect for a snack as well as a hearty breakfast!
September 4, 2017 at 5:09 am
Parfait looks super healthy with the chia seeds and those fruits. Easy grab and go breakfast. Great share. I agree with you about the morning breakfasts. I opt for easy yet healthy ones.
September 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm
This fruit and Nuts yogurt parfait is really nice and delicious looking, plus the goodness which it brings. What more can I ask for as a breakfast.
September 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm
Such a healthy and balanced breakfast.
September 4, 2017 at 11:34 pm
This parfait is loaded with healthy nutritious ingredients. Awesome !
Anlet Prince – Annslittlecorner
September 5, 2017 at 5:14 am
This parfait looks like a dessert for me. Love those colors.
September 5, 2017 at 6:50 am
I am not a fan of milk in the morning and this yogurt parfait is a great idea. Proteins are so important to keep your hunger at bay in the morning. Nuts is definitely my favourite choice as I am used to European breakfast.
September 7, 2017 at 6:17 am
very nice recipe for a perfect breakfast. This parfait is loaded with healthy ingredients.
September 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm
These parfaits look so delicious and I would definitely enjoy them for breakfast.
September 10, 2017 at 10:07 am
wonderful parfait ! and so tempting to pick it up