Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast parfaits are the perfect lazy summer morning breakfast. Don't you love strawberry season?
Summer is officially here!
I can't believe we just celebrated July 4th. We are into the thick of the summer and I am looking forward to lazy summer mornings. Summertime means pool time, trips for ice cream, staying up late and of course, plenty of fresh fruit such as strawberries!
We missed the boat on strawberry picking this year but there are plenty of juicy ripe berries in the grocery stores and at the farmers markets. They have been invading my refrigerator and I love it. While I love making drinks, tarts and muffins with them, this time I went with something healthy. These strawberry parfaits are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. I used plain non fat Greek yogurt to cut out some sugar and calories. A sprinkling of granola and a drizzle of honey gives it a nice amount of sweetness and crunch. I could wake up to this breakfast every morning.
Picking the right strawberries
I love seeing these bright, juicy berries at my supermarket. Buying produce from my local farms is my preference but it is nice to get Florida and California strawberries the rest of the year. While this is a lazy summer morning breakfast, I like to enjoy strawberry yogurt breakfast parfaits all year round!
Make sure to pick bright red berries with fresh green leaves. Check the bottom of the carton or box to make sure none are bruised or moldy. Plump berries are most fresh and if you see that the berries are starting to shrivel that means they are getting old.
A touch of honey and some sweet crunchy granola make these parfaits super delicious. If you want to cut down on your sugar calories, you could always substitute muesli or another low sugar cereal. You could also leave out the honey if desired.
If you'd like to sweeten things up a bit, you can also top your yogurt with Strawberry Sauce as well as fresh strawberries. This would really make a decadent parfait.
Feel free to change up the fruit if you'd like to. I know I will be trying blueberries, raspberries and peaches or whatever juicy, ripe fruit I can get at my local farmers market . What is your favorite summer breakfast?
Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits
- 2 cups sliced strawberries plus 4 extra for garnish
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt I used non fat
- 2 TBS honey
- ½ cup granola
- Place the strawberries in four parfait glasses. Top with yogurt.
- Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with granola.
- Garnish with the extra strawberry and serve.