Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfaits

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MixedBerryYogurtParfaitThere’s just something about beautifully colored food that makes you want to eat it. The colors scream flavor – and flavor means gooood!

One of the easiest foods to “make colorful” is a yogurt parfait. Each alternating layer of red, pink, blue, gold, or whatever other color your ingredient brings, means another layer of delectability.

If I let my kids choose between a pre-packaged container of yogurt or a “homemade yogurt parfait” where they can see all the pretty layers, the parfait wins hands down. So recently, when they asked for a snack, I immediately reached for this go-to treat that I knew they’d devour.

By the way, my favorite container I use to serve these “special treats” is an Irish coffee glass. It’s the perfect size for a hot chocolate, smoothie, ice cream, and of course, a parfait. I reached for these when it came time to assemble!

Here’s my mixed berry yogurt parfait recipe:


2 cups vanilla flavored non-fat Greek yogurt
2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
2 tbsp honey
2 cups granola (optional)

Layer 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt into the bottom of 2 glasses. Add 1/2 cup of defrosted or fresh berries and juice. Add 1/2 tbsp honey. Repeat until glasses are filled to the top. Serve parfaits immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Try adding granola or almonds to add some crunch; or layer in a 1/4 cup of cooked oatmeal for a heartier snack.

Your turn: what’s your favorite, go-to colorful treat?

17 Responses

  1. […] can certainly imagine using it on a variety of other yummy treats like ice cream, waffles, scones, yogurt parfaits, toast and […]

  2. linda spiker

    So lovely and simple I pinned it:)

  3. Looks like this will be made this weekend. Simple yet delicious.

  4. Yum! I love berries and yogurt parfaits!

  5. Looks so pretty! As my mother in law says, food must be pretty to be any good! 😀

  6. I love parfaits! This berry version sounds so delicious!

  7. Yes, please! I love berries and yogurt, and this takes it to the next level, so good!

  8. This is a great reminder that what looks totally decadent can be totally good for you! Greek yogurt is a godsend!

  9. I need to try this for breakfast – looks so fresh and healthy!

  10. What a tasty and easy treat! I will definitely be making this!

    xo Ashley

  11. I make yogurt parfaits often when we have a bunch of kids and moms over. They’re so easy, delicious, and more nutritious than other snacks! Your recipe is great!

  12. This is such a great parfait recipe! I love trying out new dishes! Thank you for sharing such a cool recipe!

  13. This is one thing I want to start making, too! Yogurt, fruit, granola… it would make an awesome breakfast!

  14. Looks delicious and something the children will enjoy creating. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Good article. I absolutely love this website. Thanks!

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