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.