This Quick & Easy Yogurt Parfait Is Delicious AND Great For Your Gut Health
I don’t know about you… but my mornings are pretty hectic.
If you’re like me, you feel like you’re always rushing around, trying to get ready for the day. You have to get yourself ready, of course… and then just add on top anything you need to do for your spouse or your kids.
And while you’re doing all of that—plus trying to get out of the door in time to get to work—breakfast might end up at the bottom of your morning to-do list. (I know it’s the first thing to get pushed off of my priorities list!)Sleep Like a Baby: Using This Blend of Exotic Herbs and Spices
So you either grab a protein or cereal bar on your way out of the door… or you stop in at your favorite coffee shop (or worse—fast food restaurant) for a delicious but definitely unhealthy breakfast sandwich… or my current guilty pleasure: you grab a donut from a local shop…
Or you skip breakfast entirely.
To be honest, that probably isn’t the best way to start your day. Personally, when I don’t get a good breakfast… I don’t think as well at work, I get hungry really early in the day, and then I end up making pretty poor food choices.
(Yes, those happen even if I start my day with donuts! 🙁 )
That’s why I love this yogurt parfait recipe. It’s healthy and filling—so you won’t feel hungry again until lunch (really!)—and you won’t have to feel guilty about eating it.
It doesn’t make you feel heavy or bloated when you eat it… yet it’s so satisfying. Plus, it gives you a little bit of sweetness (without a glazed donut).Your Body Can Repair Itself… Click Here to See How
It’s a great way to fuel your day… and it’s SO fast and easy to make that you can throw it together in just a few minutes!
Here’s how to do it:
FTH’s Good-For-Your-Gut Yogurt Parfait
- ½ banana
- 3 strawberries
- A handful of blueberries
- Greek yogurt
- Open up your Greek yogurt and put it into a bowl. I usually eat about 4-5 ounces of yogurt when I make this. (Imagine as much yogurt as they put in those packaged yogurt cups you buy at the grocery store–those are usually 5 oz.)
- Cut up the banana and strawberries into small pieces.
- Toss all of the fruit on top of the Greek yogurt and mix.
This breakfast recipe is so filling thanks to the Greek yogurt. In fact, studies have shown that Greek yogurt may decrease hunger and reduce your food intake!
Plus, Greek yogurt contains probiotics, which are key to keeping your gut healthy. And a healthy, balanced gut is important to keeping the rest of you healthy.
In addition, Greek yogurt is very high in protein, which is why it’s so filling!
And those berries you toss on top of the parfait?No More Pain: Melt Joint Pain Away With This “Golden Drink”
They’re full of benefits, too! Berries contain antioxidants… are high in fiber… and are high in important nutrients that your body needs.
Plus, I love that it’s so easy to customize this recipe and make it your own.
You don’t like strawberries? Leave them out!
Blueberries are out of season? No problem!
Swap in a fruit you DO like or is in season (fresh peaches are my current favorite for this recipe)… and you have a perfect yogurt parfait.
The options really are endless… and if you’re feeling like you need to add a little crunch to this recipe, feel free to add a handful of chopped nuts or granola (the low-sugar kind).
So to get your day started off right, with a quick & easy recipe that’s full of nutrients & protein… give this recipe a shot!
Why Greek Yogurt Is So Important To This Recipe (And For Your Gut Health)
Important recipe note: When buying your Greek yogurt to use in this recipe… be sure to choose one that says “live and active cultures.”
That’s because “live and active cultures” means that your yogurt has powerful probiotics in it…
And some of those probiotics are GREAT for your gut health!
(And the reason you want them to be “live and active” is that if those little probiotics die… they won’t do your body any good!)
But besides eating probiotic-rich Greek yogurt… what else can you do to increase your metabolism? (Especially if you want to eat something other than Greek yogurt for EVERY meal, EVERY day?)
Well… you can supplement what you eat with other probiotics… but unless you know the right strains that have been proven to boost your metabolism… it’s kind of a crapshoot.
Increasingly, science is figuring out the truly helpful strains of probiotics… and unmasking the “pretenders” that don’t do much for your gut… or even outright harm it.
For example… a well-known doctor recently discovered 4 specific strains of probiotics that outdo all the others when it comes to helping increase your metabolism.
Now, you’d normally have to be one of this doctor’s clients at his Florida clinic in order to find out which probiotic strains you need to boost your metabolism…
But this doctor has decided to share that same knowledge with a very small number of people—those who really need this info about how to maximize their metabolism.
And you can watch that interview for FREE right here:
[This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on August 21, 2020.]