Mother’s Day is coming up and cooking for her is one of the best presents a child or husband can give her. Flowers are a wonderful present but nothing says ‘Thank you’ like a home cooked meal. This is also a great treat to have between courses, especially when you need to make room for dessert.
Yogurt has healthy bacteria that help with digestion. A combination like this will really make the ‘food baby’ or bloating go down. My preferred yogurt brand is SO Delicious dairy and soy free yogurt.
This parfait is relatively inexpensive and easy to make. My recipe consists of coconut milk yogurt, dried fruit, fruit juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, some fresh fruits, and short glasses.
Place the glasses in the refrigerator to cool. They will need to be cold so layers do not melt together.
Yogurt: Raspberry and Blueberry. This yogurt is light, creamy, and has little bits of fruit in it. It is also dairy and soy free.
Dried Fruit: Papaya, pineapple, and mango are my favorites. Chop up the dried fruit and put it in a small pot. Cover it with the juice, lemon to cut some of the sweetness, and allow the simmer with the spices mixed in. Keep adding juice until the fruit is properly re-hydrated.
Once the dried fruits are done, allow them to cool. Cut the fresh fruits into small pieces. Retrieve the now chilled glasses from the refrigerator. Alternate layers of re-hydrated fruit and yogurt ending with yogurt on top. Make sure the layers do not leak. Add fresh fruit to the top, cover with cling foil, and place in the fridge for five minutes. Remove film and eat!
If you prefer a it a little less sweet, use vanilla and passion fruit mango yogurt or use dried apple, apricots, or pears.
As the weather warms up, a cool treat like this one will taste great, and help you body trim down.