Banana-mango yogurt parfaits

Banana-mango yogurt parfait recipe

Who has time for a healthy breakfast? Now you do! These quick and easy yogurt parfaits will keep your family healthy, happy and fueled up for whatever the day has in store.

This easy banana-mango yogurt parfait recipe keeps well in the refrigerator, so why not mix up a half dozen on the weekend? Layer them in 8-ounce juice glasses, cover, and then store in the fridge. Or, for a grab-and-go breakfast, use 8-ounce paper cups so you can take one with you when you leave the house.

Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition facts: Per serving: 173 calories, 2.5 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates (1.7 g fiber), 10 g protein, 39 mg sodium

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These fruit-and-yogurt parfaits are made with Greek yogurt and very lightly sweetened, because it’s a good idea to limit the sugar you have for breakfast. However, if it helps entice your family, increase the amount of honey in the yogurt.

Ingredients

1 ripe mango, cubed
2 ripe bananas, cut up
2 tsp. plus 3 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups 2% Greek yogurt
Cubed mango for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the mango, bananas, 2 teaspoons of the honey and ½ teaspoon of the vanilla.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the yogurt and remaining 3 tablespoons honey and ½ teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Spoon ¼ cup of the yogurt mixture into each of 6, 8-ounce glasses (juice glasses work well). Dividing evenly, top with the banana-mango mixture and then a final layer of yogurt.
  4. Eat right away or chill until serving time. Garnish with a few mango cubes if desired.

Tip: Though these parfaits are delicious made with real Greek yogurt, you can create a reasonable substitute by draining regular yogurt: Spoon 6 cups of plain low-fat yogurt into a strainer lined with a double thickness of cheesecloth or paper towels and let drain for 5 hours to get 3 cups.