It’s Five Ingredient Friday and you won’t be able to resist dipping your spoon into these sweet Greek yogurt parfaits with blueberries, oats and almonds.
I’m a green smoothie lover until the colder weather sets in and iced drinks aren’t as appealing. That’s when cravings for less bone-chilling breakfasts take over and yogurt parfaits or breakfast cookies top my list of morning meals.
The timing couldn’t be better to share this easy morning meal with today being 5 Ingredient Friday.
And while I admit I don’t make my daily parfaits in stemless wine glasses (most often they end up layered into Tupperware containers), the results are the same – a hearty, sweet, and satisfying breakfast.
I prefer plain Greek yogurt as it typically contains more satisfying protein when compared with regular yogurt, and the thick texture works better with fruits. It doesn’t tend to get too watery when you add them to the mix.
When I open my container with those colorful layers of glorious blueberries, stark white Greek yogurt, warm oats and crunchy almonds, I know I’m eating a breakfast that’s completely good for me. It starts my day off right, and sticks with me until the next meal.
Too bad I can’t take stemless wineglasses to work, I’d really be a happy camper. Somehow I think the school district wouldn’t appreciate my breakfast creativity.
Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Blueberries, Oats and Almonds
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1 cup Low fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
- 4 teaspoons almonds, chopped
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup oats, quick cooking
- In two medium sized glasses, bowls or small jars layer berries, yogurt, honey, oats and almonds. Allow ingredients chill overnight then mix together, or mix together and wait 5 minutes before eating to allow oats to soften.
Food energy: 261kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7
Saturated fatty acids: 1.63g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 2.36g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.17g
Total fat: 5.16g
Calories from fat: 46
Carbohydrate, by difference: 45.59g
Total dietary fiber: 4.25g
Total lipid (fat): 5.76g
Total sugars: 28.07g
FYI – if winter time green smoothies are your things, you’ll love this green smoothie recipe with apricots and berries.