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.

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


Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

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

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec5 years ago

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

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago


Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.