FALLing out of Summer Parfait

IMG_1667.JPG Since the TIU Pumpkin Parfait took over my breakfast tastebuds, I decided to try another parfait this morning. The morning parfait is something so simple, yet I always forget about it! Probably because I’m a smoothie and acai berry bowl addict.

Apples + Pumpkins = Oh my, it’s fall, ya’ll…

I was grocery shopping yesterday searching for my Yoplait Pumpkin Pie low-fat yogurt (this was a quick essentials shop with limited time, so I couldn’t make it to Sprouts or Trader Joe’s for a cleaner alternative) when a sparkly new “limited edition” yogurt caught my eye; apple crisp. Um, yum. Apples + pumpkins just scream fall, so I left the store with my two yogurt flavors in tow (among other things, like fresh fruit of course!)

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FALLing out of summer

This morning when I ones the fridge to make Tanner’s breakfast, I began slicing nectarines and blackberries down to baby niblets, when I thought, hmmm these could be yummy with my apple crisp yogurt! Blackberries and nectarines/peaches always remind me of summer, but cinnamon and apples remind me of fall, so the two flavors combined seemed perfect to saying farewell to summer and hello to fall! (In the kitchen, at least, because we’re having another heat wave here in San Diego). Que recipe name, FALLing out of summer 😉

What you need:

  • Apple crisp Yoplait low-fat yogurt OR you could absolutely make your own, clean version (listed in directions). If doing so, you will also need plain greek or low-fat yogurt or vanilla greek yogurt, apples, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Optional, Perfect Fit protein.
  • Blackberries
  • 1 Nectarines and/or 1 peach
  • Chia/flax sees granola
  • Mason jar or Tupperware
  • Spoon (duh)

Directions:

1. Pre-prep your yogurt if making homemade;

1a: For a cleaner substitute, start with plain Greek Yogurt, apples, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bake the apples until mooshy, and cube. Once completely cooled, add tiny apple cubes to your Greek yogurt. Add a 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and a few sprinkles of cinnamon.

1b: *For a protein boost: sprinkle in vanilla Perfect Fit Protein into yogurt mix. If you chose to add PF protein, you may not need to add vanilla extract.

1c. If you’re using Yoplait’s, just open the lid 😉

2. Slice nectarines/peaches into tiny little cubes

3. Add about 1/4 cup yogurt to bottom of Mason jar

4. Add nectarine cubes

5. Add 1/4 cup granola

6. Top with about 10 blackberries

7. You can sprinkle top with cinnamon or drizzle a teaspoon of raw, local honey atop blackberries

8. Mix together or eat in layered bites, and enjoy!

IMG_1659.JPG IMG_1665.JPG Would love to hear how you like this mix of flavors!

As you can see, it’s baby approved!!

(no granola & all fruit chopped into tiny bits; no protein powder.)

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