Thursday, January 20, 2011

Breakfast Inspiration: Papaya Berry Yogurt Parfaits

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... always on the look for healthy yummy recipes to incorporate in my daily life. One of my year resolution is to on eat healthier, non-processed food... that will help my body work at it very best!! And this parfait with Greek yogurt, papaya, berries, ginger, lemon zest, mint an honey makes for a healthy and deli breakfast... plus love the color that brings to a table....!

Here is the recipe..

Ingredients {Serves 6}

3 containers (5.3 ounces each) plain nonfat Greek yogurt

5 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice

1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches)

1 papaya (1 pound), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 package (6 ounces) fresh blackberries

1 package (6 ounces) fresh raspberries

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish

1/2 cup granola


1.In a small bowl combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons honey, and zest; set aside.

2.Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1 tablespoon ginger juice. Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add remaining 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add papaya, blackberries, and raspberries and toss gently to coat.

3.To serve: Spoon half the fruit and juices among six 8-ounce tall glasses. Sprinkle chopped mint over the fruit. Top with half the yogurt mixture and half the granola. Layer with the remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Tip: For the most visually rewarding presentation, layer the parfaits in clear glasses.
Facts: Per serving: 164 calories; 5 g protein; 1 g fat; 38 g carbs; 5 g fiber

.... I don't know about you but when I start my days making an extra effort of eating healthy that usually translates into having an entire healthy, low cal day!

{Source: Martha Stewart Living via Lindaraxa}


Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Ah what I would do for this now... I'm on a week long soup diet and really start to crave some solid, healthy food... :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks look delicious! it's so pretty too haha :)

Rachael said...

This is so perfect! Much more glamorous than the usual grapes-cantaloupe-watermelon-pineapple fruit salad I default to.

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

That looks really good. Both visually and digestively. Thank you.

EFT Therapy said...

What a very great meal to start my day light! Papaya is healthy and yummy too!

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