Breakfast Parfait

Everybody loves a Parfait!

What is it about those lines from Shrek that makes you laugh every time? You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let’s get some parfait,” they say, “Hell no, I don’t like no parfait”? Parfaits are delicious! Is there a parent out there that didn’t howl through Shrek? I think these Eddie Murphy’s lines have got to be the unofficial oft quoted lines in movie land.

I remember the first time I made my kids a Breakfast Parfait – the suggestion made them smile first and think I had gone mad second. Dessert for breakfast – you bet, when it is nutritious and delicious.

Here is my quick and healthy recipe for Breakfast Parfait that is sure to start everyone’s day off with a smile.

Greek Yogurt
Honey – or my favourite, real Canadian Maple Syrup
Lotus Fine Foods Granola

Quick and Easy Method:
In a parfait or ice cream glass, start with a dollop of Honey or Maple Syrup. Make layers as follows:
Greek yogurt, Berries, Lotus Fine Foods Granola
Make the dollops small enough – that way, you can get two full sets of layers
End with granola and drizzle a little extra honey or maple syrup on top

Now, visuals are everything and this is where you pull out the fancy glasses. It can be any parfait or ice cream glasses you happen to have. It could be your Grandma’s glasses gathering dust at the back of the cupboard or it could require a trip to Homesense to grab a few well priced items. It makes it fun and really pretty to look at for very little expense. If you want to splurge, go for the long handled parfait spoons as well. For me, I use Nana Molly’s glasses.

Is there anything better than surprising the kids at breakfast and sending them off with a little smile and having them feel like you really tried to do something to make that Tuesday morning stand out?

A note on ingredients:
I love Greek Yogurt – it is delicious and silky, doesn’t have that watery taste… best of all, it packs a great protein punch. There are really good frozen berries available so if fresh is a challenge keep a stock of frozen berries on hand so you can whip this up in no time. They both have outstanding nutritional value and taste. Honey and maple syrup are great tasting. A good local honey with a wildflower taste just sings in this recipe. There is lots of good news on the nutrition of maple syrup these days so any chance to pack more into a meal works for me.

Maple Syrup contains significant amounts of potassium (35 mg/tbsp), calcium (21 mg/tbsp), small amounts of iron and phosphorus, and trace amounts of B-vitamins. Its sodium content is a low 2 mg/tbsp. Maple syrup can be declared a good source of 3 essential elements – calcium, iron and thiamin.

This breakfast delivers it all – protein, fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Enjoy!

I am going to include a recipe day a week on my blog. I would love to hear your great suggestions on serving and recipes ideas with Lotus Fine Foods Granola so please share the magic you are whipping up in your kitchen. Go to our Contact Page to send us your recipes!

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