A Perfect Parfait

In my last post, I promised you a yummy, low sugar, dessert recipe.

Well, this one is more of a breakfast or snack item but it is definitely low sugar, nutrient-packed and very delicious.

A Perfect Parfait

  • fresh berries of your choice
  • Greek or plain, full fat probiotic yogurt
  • Homemade granola (recipe below)

Layer items, or as in pic below, arrange in a bowl and top yogurt with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup for extra yumminess.

Homemade Granola

  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw nuts
  • chopped ¼ cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are great)
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried fruit of your choice
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey (or a combo of both)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt

Recipe: Preheat the oven to 300º F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Done.

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Canada Day Parfait

parfait 011This pretty, red and white parfait is a yummy way to start the birthday celebrations of our True North, strong and free.

All of the ingredients are either homemade or bought at the local Farmer’s Market and are simple, natural and delicious.

And, although some of the items on my ingredient list are very Vancouver specific, I’m hoping the pure, organic equivalent can be found at your local farmer’s market… eh!

Canada Day Parfait

  • Fresh local, organice strawberries or  raspberries
  • Homemade granola (see Happy Hippie Granola recipe)
  • Berry flavoured fromage frais from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
  • Strawberry or Raspberry Vanilla cordial from Frostbites in Whistler, BC (Canadian maple syrup can be substituted)

Grab a glass and start layering. Berries first, then fromage frais, then a bit of granola. Repeat the process, pour delicious strawberry cordial over everything, top with a fresh berry and, voila! Canada Day Parfait

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