Finally it’s the time for the long summer vacation and big relief from daily routine of preparing my son in the very early morning for school. So I wanted to relax this month and share something easy and simple to make and I will have more time to spend with my little one. This one is something from his favorite snacks or breakfast. Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfait is the one I am talking about today, an impressive yet healthy snack that is perfect for summer.
Parfait is a French word that means perfect. It’s a frozen dessert, served in a tall and clear glass, by using cream or yogurt and layered with nuts or fresh fruits. The specialty of this dessert is both its beauty and taste. Parfait is a kind of that 'art meets food'.
There is no specific method to make this parfait. To make this dish, you need some fresh blueberries, some frozen, fat free yogurt, some organic Honey Graham Crackers and some sweetener. Just get some blueberry sauce out of the frozen blueberries and then take half of the yogurt. Mix it with the sauce and mix the other half of yogurt with some maple syrup or honey and carefully layer with everything on the top of each other.
It is a fun recipe to make with your kids too and it is a great after-school snacks which they would love to have. Serve cold or frozen. If you are vegan, try with vegan yogurt or coconut whipped cream. And If you want to indulge yourself, there are many options, you may use whipped cream or custard, or mascarpone cheese, or ricotta, or mousse, or other dairy product whatever you like in the place of yogurt, layer with crumbled biscuits, nuts, granola or crumbled cake and add fresh fruit on the top! Thanks 'Marla Family fresh cooking' for the recipe source! :)
Recipe of Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfaits : Serves 3
Fat free Greek Yogurt - 2 cups divided in half
Frozen Blueberries - 12 ounces ( 1 and 1/2 cups)
Fresh Blueberries - a handful
Honey or Maple syrup - to taste
Honey Graham Crackers - 4 sheets
1. Make Blueberry Sauce : Take the frozen blueberries in a saucepan and add 2 to 3 tbsp of water heat it up over medium to high heat. Once the berries start to sizzle, reduce the heat to medium, stir it and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes more until they create a sauce, in between stir it occasionally. When sauce is ready, let it cool down and keep it in the refrigerator.
2. Take the Graham Cracker in a food processor or a blender, pulse it until you get a fine crumb.
3. Take half of the yogurt, add honey or maple syrup and check the sweetness. Take the other half of the yogurt add few tbsp of blueberry sauce, mix it nicely until get a nice color.
4. Assemble : Take a tall clear glass, layer the sauce, two types of yogurt and graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle some fresh blueberries on the top. Blueberry Yogurt Pie Parfaits are ready! Serve cold or frozen!
Note : You may use raspberries, strawberries or other fruit such as bananas, peaches, mangoes in the place of blueberries.