|Berry Parfait (photo by LivligaHome).|
Friday, June 26, 2015
Easy and Elegant Summertime Dessert—Berry Parfait
In the summer we want foods that are refreshing, satisfying and easy to make. It is just too hot to spend too much time in the kitchen. There are also too many fun things we want to be doing outside for us to want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking. Here is a dessert that can also be enjoyed as a snack that fits the bill. It is easy to prepare, can be made ahead of time, looks elegant (check out the Livliga wine glass presentation!), can be varied according to your mood or menu, and comes in perfectly portioned serving sizes. Here is the recipe:
1 Yoplait 100 Greek yogurt, lime flavored
½ cup blueberries, washed
1 Lime, cut into thin slices, ½ moon shapes
Needed: right-sized wineglass; needs to be no bigger than an 8 oz. glass.
1. Place a third of the yogurt in the bottom of the wineglass. Next place ½ of the berries in the glass.
2. Repeat the sequence. Hold on to a couple of the berries for garnish.
3. Top with remaining ⅓ yogurt.
4. Garnish the top with a couple of berries and a thin slice of lime.
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can vary the berries and the flavor of the yogurt depending on what you have on hand, your mood, or the menu you are preparing. You can even make it a build- your-own dessert with kids putting out the cartons of yogurt and bowls of fruit along with right-sized mugs or glasses for them to use. It is fun, easy and satisfying on a hot summer day.
Serves 1. Can scale to any number of servings. Calories per serving: 142.
Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!
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