Welcome to Taste-full Thursday! Today I was inspired by my friend Sonali’s Fresh Fruit Party. This Foodie Physician creates the most delicious and nutritious dishes and I wanted to please her with one of my little creations. So I brought along a tasty blueberry crunch parfait.
A Blueberry Mixer
I knew it was time to buy some more fresh fruit. I was going to wait (on my party dish) and do some shopping at my local Thursday Farmer’s Market. But when I opened my refrigerator, my blueberries looked so good and inviting. I often use them in my morning cereal of oatmeal or Uncle Sam’s. But they are great for simply snacking – popping them one-by-one in my mouth. My twins Ailish and Julia enjoy ‘em the same!
As much as I can enjoy blueberries alone, I wanted to spice ‘em up a bit with a little creativity – using what I have on-hand in my kitchen and pantry. I grabbed some Greek Yogurt (Yes, I’m dairy-free, but every once in a while, I’ve gotta give in to yogurt), cinnamon spice, a little honey and for a crunch I thought some Wheatabix might do the trick since I was out of nuts. (Crazy, since I usually am well-stocked with almonds or walnuts or some mixture.)
So here’s my quick fix for a nutritious, delicious snack that is fitting for Sonali’s Celebration of Fresh Fruit:
Blueberry Crunch Parfait
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 4 oz non-fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp of honey (or stevia to taste)
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon (or to taste)
- 1/2 Wheatabix biscuit (crumbled)
Mix in honey or desired sweetener into yogurt. Add in cinnamon. Then mix in Wheatabix and blueberries. Serve in your favorite little dish and enjoy!
Cal 150, Fat 0g, Sat Fat 0g, Sodium 75mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 15g, Protein 12g
Note: using Stevia may save 3g Sugar – Blueberries come naturally with fructose sugar which is why the sugars are over 10g, but they also contain a synergy of nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Manganese, Fiber plus antioxidant anthocyanins, protective for the eyes.
Q: How do you enjoy fresh blueberries? (on waffles, in a smoothie, one-by-one…)