Mango & Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

 

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Back in earlier days, I always disliked yogurt. There was always homemade yogurt on our dining table but I would be hesitant about having it. I only considered it if it was firm enough, not watery and most importantly there shouldn’t be any of that textured ‘cream’ or ‘migada’ or ‘malai’ layer on the top. But times have changed and so has my picky attitude towards certain foods. Now, I simply lovee it.

 

I fell in love with yogurt parfaits from McDonalds so much so that we go there only for parfaits most of the times. And because everything is better when it’s homemade, I made this ‘Mango and Strawberry Yogurt Parfait’ at home! It is a super healthy option that you can have as a snack or a dessert. Variate with fruits of your choice or substitute regular yogurt instead of greek yogurt. Anyway you make it, you’ll love it.

 

Beautiful fruits, creamy yogurt and crunchy homemade granola (recipe to follow soon) – yummy!

 

 

Prep + Cook time: 15 mins

Serves: 4

 

Recipe

 

– Mangoes – 2 – medium-sized
– Strawberries – a handful
– Vanilla Flavored Yogurt – 2 cups or as desired (I used non-fat type)
– Granola (I used Homemade Granola)

 

1. Wash the mangoes and strawberries. Peel the mangoes and chop them into small bite size pieces. Using a paper towel first pat dry the strawberries (they become watery and soggy if not dry enough) and then chop them up.

2. To assemble the parfait, take dessert bowls or trifle bowls. Add the chopped mangoes, yogurt and strawberries in layers. Repeat the layers if desired.

3. Chill for atleast 30 mins. Top off with some crunchy granola and serve.

 

 

And there you have a delicious and perfectly healthy dessert to please your sweet tooth. Perfect for an after dinner snack or for a great breakfast!

 

 

Note:

– I skipped using any sugar in this parfait. The sweetness from the mangoes, strawberries and from the granola were enough to make it lip smacking, but if you want it sweeter, add about a tsp of sugar at every layer. Even better use honey instead of the sugar.

– I have tried using greek yogurt for a creamier texture, but the tartness is overpowering. So, add a tsp of vanilla extract and 3 Tsps of honey to the yogurt and mix well before adding the fruits. The regular vanilla yogurt is best for flavor.

 

 

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