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Tropical Yogurt Parfaits

Tropical Yogurt Parfaits

Yogurt is a health-boosting “superfood” because of its active probiotic cultures, its complete protein, calcium, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. When we add the C, antioxidants, and fiber of tropical fruit to the creaminess of naturally-sweetened yogurt, we end up with a dessert (or breakfast) worthy of the gods. Here is the super recipe:


1 cup cubed fresh papaya
3 cups plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (for Omega-3)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup fresh blueberries, or frozen blueberries, thawed
1 cup cubed fresh mango

1. Using 4 parfait glasses, place some of each of these ingredients in layers: papaya, then yogurt, flaxseeds, almonds, blueberries, mango.

2. Repeat these layers until ingredients have been used up (aim for about 4 layers of fruit and yogurt). May be served immediately, or refrigerated for several hours.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by SuperFoods Rx, by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews (William Morrow, 2004).

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8:35PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

My favorite yogurt parfait is topped simply with granola, stirred in and allowed to sit till the granola is just toothsomely soft. Yum.

5:19PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

4:17PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:36PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe.

11:52AM PDT on May 24, 2012


1:01AM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Thank you

11:47PM PDT on May 17, 2011

Nice idea to mix papaya, mango and blueberries! Thanks for the recipe.

3:01PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011


5:12AM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Thanks for the info.

4:06AM PST on Mar 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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