Succulent Ripe Berry Parfait

Topics: Recipes

berry parfaitBlueberries, raspberries, and strawberries have incredibly high antioxidant capacities—and they’re delicious, to boot. This parfait will make your RealAge 8.4 days younger.
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  0 minutes
Servings  4
Serving Size:

Ingredients:

24 ounces low-fat soy vanilla yogurt, such as White Wave brand
4 teaspoons honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quartered, hulled strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup diced honeydew melon
½ cup “Grape-Nuts® (or similar) cereal

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, honey, and vanilla; mix well. In four large goblets or clear dessert dishes, arrange fruit and yogurt mixture in four layers. Top with grape nuts.

Tips:

Look for especially juicy melon—its ripeness will help sweeten the dish. The crunch of the grape nuts is a chef’s way to keep you interested: The rough texture contrasts with the smoothness of the yogurt and the firm flesh of the fruit to make your mouth go, “Wow!” Keep the melon diced medium: It’s easier to eat small chunks rather than big ones, and the melon will go further. This dish has summer written all over it due to its berries and melons.

Substitutions:

Low-fat vanilla yogurt may replace the soy yogurt, blackberries may replace the blueberries, and cantaloupe may replace the honeydew melon.

Nutrition Facts:

Fat Calories: 36.00 g
Total Fat:  4.00 g
Sat. Fat:  0.40 g
Cholesterol:  0.00 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  36.00 g
Fiber:  6.60 g
Sugars:  16.70 g
Protein:  7.60 g