You know what it’s like—it’s 4th of July weekend, so most of us are bound to load up on the usual suspects: mayo-laden potato salad, juicy burgers, chips, pie, cake . . . you get the idea.
With that in mind – if you are anything like me, there’s a balance to be found. So this weekend before I pull on my eating pants, I’ll be starting the day off with this 4th of July Parfait.
It’s full of healthiness—Greek yogurt, blueberry and strawberry puree, granola and whole fruit. But what really sends this over the top is I’ve punched up this parfait with some chopped Aloha Superfood Chocolate, an organic and vegan chocolate that’s only sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar. Of course, we all know how much I love chocolate, so naturally I was also big on the Hazelnut & Fig Superfood Chocolate and Macademia Coconut Superfood Chocolate flavor. Which led me to chopping up all three flavors and mixing it in with the granola. Along with chocolate I also pumped the fruit puree with Aloha Daily Good Greens Berry , a 35-calorie blend that packs two servings of vegetables and fruit (again – organic, vegan and gluten free).
Think of this parfait as your power start to the holiday weekend. And if you find yourself on the go and unable to spoon a parfait, don’t worry – throw it all in a blender for a chocolate berry smoothie (just go easy on the granola if you don’t have a strong blender or it will be gritty).
Mixed Berry and Granola Parfait
Yield: Serves 2
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup blueberry puree
- 1/2 cup strawberry puree
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1 bar of Aloha Superfood Chocolate (any flavor or flavor combination)
Divide all ingredients and layer half of each ingredient in two glasses. *Optional: Top with fruit.