This is the ultimate antioxidant parfait! It’s packed with deliciously fresh fruit, which are loaded with fabulously healthy nutrients…a treat for your buds, and for your bod! I saw this recipe on my friend Laura’s blog, Daily Dubie (check it out, it’s darling!), and I just had to try it. I made these parfaits last night, as a yummy dessert…but it could also be an excellent breakfast option too!
- 3/4 cup Fage nonfat yogurt
- 1.5 teaspoon raw sugar
- Fuji Apple, chopped
- Chopped Walnuts
- Pumpkin Seeds
Notes on Greek Yogurt: It’s higher in protein, lower in carbs, and just all-around thicker and creamier than traditional yogurt.
Notes on Berries: They are rich in fiber and vitamin C. They have no fat and the lowest carb count of almost any fruit. Research shows that berries may help to slow down the aging process, boost immunity, and protect against chronic diseases and many cancers. Berries can also give you leaner, more toned abs! Due to their high fiber content, absence of fat grams, low calories, and extremely low carbohydrate ratio, berries reduce bloating in the midsection and promote overall digestive health.
Notes on Kiwi: Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, the super-fruit is known for promoting respiratory healthy and pre-mature aging. You can even use the left over skins as a face mask…waste not, want not!
Notes on Fuji Apples: Fuji apples have a high amount of flavinoids, which greatly reduces the risk of heart attack and heart disease. It’s also loaded with immunity-building vitamin C. The skin of a fuji apple contains special antioxidants (phenols) which help protect the skin from UV-B rays that could damage it.
Notes on Walnuts: Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They’re rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants. Walnuts also have slightly more omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.
Notes on Pumpkin Seeds: Described as one of nature’s almost perfect foods, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants, fat, fiber, minerals and protein. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.