Thursday, May 1, 2014

Protein Parfaits

You had to have seen this coming, right? I'm on a total strawberry kick and what better way to cool down on a summer day (it's supposedly spring but you couldn't tell by the 90 degree temps we're having). This is the Hulk of Strawberry Shortcake (like it took steroids). Perfect for breakfast or an after workout snack. Oh heck, I'd replace this for any meal in a heartbeat. For reals.

You could totally make it a little less filling and a little more healthy by omitting the almond protein shortcake crumble in the center and it, but what's the fun in that? Am I right? Of course I am.

Protein Parfaits are our favorite after school snack right now. I love the mouth feel of them the best. You have smooth yogurt, sweet fruit, chewy almond shortcake, and crunchy granola -- it's a mouth-gasm waiting to happen. And how could you ever get bored by parfaits? Switch up the yogurt, switch up the fruit, and it's a whole different snack. I love it!

Picky Eaters' Seal of Approval: 2 thumbs up, way up... and a cartwheel.  

Protein Parfaits

1/4 cup fresh fruit -- sliced (strawberries, blackberries, bananas, etc...)
1 5.3 oz container of Dannon Light N'Fit Greek Yogurt (or favorite yogurt brand/flavor)
1/4 cup Kashi GoLean Crisp Cinnamon Crumble (or favorite granola)
1/2 Almond Protein Shortcake - cubed (optional)
dollop of whipped cream

1.) Spoon half the yogurt into the bottom of a short glass
2.) Add 1/2 the sliced fruit
3.) Top with 2 TBS of the Cinnamon Crumble (or other granola)
4.) Layer with a crumbled shortcake (optional)
5.) Spread the rest of the yogurt on top
6.) Followed by the rest of the fruit
7.) Sprinkled with the rest of the Cinnamon Crumble (or other granola)
8.) Add a dollop of whipped cream
9.) Serve and eat.

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