Make your own yogurt parfait to go.
But first: I have a confession, I have not been a fan of neither smoothies nor yogurt parfaits … I know! Crazy! I have no explanation except that I’ve read over and over that you don’t drink your calories and though I like yogurt, I’ve never found it filling. So, both of them, in my mind, were just extra calories. And, truth be told, I think I felt kind of snobbish about it, like they weren’t real food.
I’m hanging my head.
I’ve changed my mind.
I’ve discovered I was wrong.
There. It’s confessed and now I can move on …
And I have.
I co-hosted a baby shower brunch a couple of years ago. We decided to go with yogurt parfaits in canning jars. The other hostess was going to make them the night before and bring them early the morning of the shower. When she told me she was going to use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit, I was mildly alarmed and was worried it wouldn’t be good. Trying to not micro manage and to trust K, I didn’t say anything and let it go. So glad I did. She used a great frozen combination (blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries) and a vanilla yogurt. Layering the frozen berries with the yogurt the night before, allowed for them thaw and their juices to gently pool on top of the yogurt. The were beautiful and very tasty. We had a bowl of granola to add for those who desired it.
Flash forward to Summer 2013. I had a road trip with some girlfriends. Actually a train trip to meet another girlfriend. I was in charge of breakfast (which I loved!) and made a wonderful treat to eat on our way. Everything needed to be disposable so we could travel light.
Would you like to make one for yourself?
Here is the list of ingredients that I used to make it:
- Plastic Cup
- Press ‘n Seal
- Washi Tape
- Disposable Spoon (I used a bamboo spoon)
- Yogurt (I used what I had, but my favorite is Greek Goddess Honey Yogurt)
- Frozen Fruit
Layer your yogurt and frozen fruit. Top with an amount of Press ‘n Seal (isn’t this stuff amazing!) and trim around the top approximately an inch down. Cover with washi by taping around the top edge of the cup. Trim any excess of the Press ‘n Seal. If you have a bamboo or plastic spoon, why not trim the handle with the matching washi?
So, the next time you want to take a healthy snack and carrying dirty dishes afterward isn’t the ideal situation, I hope you try this. I bet you’ll feel special when you take it out to enjoy it.
NOTE: I am not being paid to use or promote any of these items. I just like them.