Monday, March 22, 2010

Blueberry & Banana Parfait

Blueberry & Banana Parfait

Breakfast is undoubtedly my favorite meal of the day. You would be surprised at how a big balanced breakfast can fuel your body to sustain the pressures of your daily routine. No matter how much you travel or how stressful your job is, a healthy breakfast is your password to a bright, energetic and happy day. In today's fast paced life, I believe it is the need of every family to watch what they eat for breakfast although they may not be able to make this meal their family meal.

Lately, we have been skipping breakfasts for one reason or the other, starting our day with a heavy dose of caffeine and eating heavy in the evenings. As a result, we get grumpy during the day, overeat in the evenings & feel fatigued and bloated the following morning.

This blueberry and banana parfait did a marvellous job of breaking this vicious cycle. It gave us something incredibly delicious to indulge in as we started our day. This balanced whole meal has the capacity to keep your body fueled for a busy morning. You get your carbs, calcium & protein as well as your berries & fruit in a single delightful bowl. This was our ultimate solution to ensuring that we ate our 'breakfast like a king'.

Blueberry & Banana Parfait

Blueberry & Banana Parfait

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 large banana, thinly sliced
6 oz packet of blueberries, washed
1 cup granola of choice (I used 7 grain granola)
2 cups plain yogurt
4 TBS sugar

Method:

Mix the sugar and yogurt in a bowl. Take two glass cups or parfait bowls. Arrange the granola, fruit, yogurt & berries in alternate layers. You can create as many or as little layers as you like depending on the size of your parfait bowls.

Serving:

Serve immediately at room temperature or chill for 15 -20 minutes before serving. Cover & store in the fridge if preparing in advance. This can be prepared a day in advance.

Notes:

1. Replace the fruits & berries with what you have at hand.
2. You can substitute the plain yogurt with some flavored yogurt or try Greek yogurt for some extra thickness.
3. Add any nuts of your choice for some added crunch.
4. Use maple syrup or agave nectar as a natural sweetener in place of sugar.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Hi! Your parfait looks beautiful, and I love your pictures. I'm glad I discovered your site.

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Gloria said...

Love your parfait and I love blueberries!! gloria