Strawberry season is here and they are delicious. After reading how good they are for your heart, blood sugar levels, and overall health, I have been adding them to everything. You want to eat strawberries at least 3 times a week to get all the health benefits. Make sure you buy organic since strawberries are one of the most heavily sprayed and one of the Dirty Dozen.
This strawberry parfait is so easy to make and you will want to lick your plate. My kids did and I let them do it since they were at home with us. All you need is some good granola, greek yogurt, fresh organic strawberries, some other berries of your choice, local honey, and some fresh mint. If you do not have any mint, you can make this anyways.
I recommend trying Purely Elizabeth granola for this parfait. My favorite is the original ancient grain granola cereal. One of my best friends, Kiersten recommended it and now my kids ask for it every morning. It is Gluten Free and made of all natural, organic ingredients ”including: quinoa, an ancient grain considered a complete protein; amaranth, high in b vitamins; chia seeds- providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants; and raw virgin coconut oil containing medium-chain fatty acids that get used as energy rather than stored as fat, plus anti-viral + anti-microbial properties.” I normally cannot have cereal in the morning due to all the sugar but I can have Purely Elizabeth and feel great!
1) Wash some strawberries and other berries like raspberries, blueberries or blackberries. Slice the strawberries and place them in a bowl along with the other berries. Add a scoop of plain or vanilla greek yogurt, drizzle some honey over the yogurt, sprinkle some granola, and add fresh mint leaves. I recommend chopping the mint into small pieces so it is not overpowering. Enjoy!
This makes a great after school snack. Be ready to make seconds though!