Celebrate National Strawberry Yogurt Parfait Day

June 25 is National Strawberry Yogurt Parfait Day, a celebration dedicated to the delightful combination of fresh strawberries, creamy yogurt and crunchy granola. This day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a healthy and delicious treat that’s ideal for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. Not only are strawberry yogurt parfaits tasty but they are also packed with nutrients. Strawberries are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, while yogurt provides a good source of protein and probiotics, promoting gut health.

To help you celebrate, here’s a simple yet scrumptious recipe for a classic strawberry yogurt parfait. This recipe is easy to prepare and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.

Classic Strawberry Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 cups plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Start by washing the strawberries thoroughly. Hull and slice them into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Layer the Parfait: In a clear glass or mason jar, begin by adding a few spoonfuls of yogurt. Follow with a layer of sliced strawberries. Add a layer of granola next. Repeat the layers until the glass is filled, ending with a layer of strawberries on top.

  3. Add Sweetener: If desired, drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup over the top layer of strawberries for added sweetness.

  4. Garnish: For a touch of freshness, garnish with a sprig of mint.

  5. Serve Immediately: Enjoy your parfait right away for the best texture and flavor. If preparing in advance, store the components separately and assemble just before serving to keep the granola crunchy.

This strawberry yogurt parfait is not only visually appealing but also a nutritious and satisfying treat. Enjoy!

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