Am I the only that feels happy and energized whenever I eat fruit in the morning? Today I am sharing a quick and easy to make Mango Pineapple Yogurt Parfait recipe that can be prepared in advance for busy mornings or on the spot when you are craving something nutritious and sweet. I have been in love with the idea of having yogurt parfaits for breakfast ever since I had my first one in a NYC deli as a child. Additionally, the warmer weather has put me on such a pineapple kick (which you can probably tell since I made Pineapple Banana Muffins just last week) that these parfaits are the perfect breakfast recipe to prepare this week. Not only will this recipe leave your belly satisfied, but it will also leave your mind feeling alert and energized to take on the day.
Alright, let’s look at what we need:
I am using a small container (holds about 1 1/2 cups) to create this parfait so I can seal it up and put it in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow.
First, dice the pineapple and mango if you have not done so already. This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of pineapple and 1/4 cup of mango. Just an FYI, my mangoes had to sit in my kitchen for a week and a half until they were ripe enough to use for this recipe. Though hard, it was definitely worth waiting for the mangoes to soften since they ended up tasting absolutely delicious.
Next, fill the container with 1/2 of the required amount of Greek yogurt. You may want to use the back of a teaspoon to smooth the yogurt into place. I prefer plain Greek yogurt to create this recipe but vanilla yogurt is a suitable substitution if necessary.
In this order, add half of the required granola, pineapple and mango on top of the yogurt. If you are adding almonds, add half of the recommended tablespoon here as well. Next, add the fully required amount of sunflower kernels, flaxseed, and cinnamon. Make sure that each of the ingredients is spread evenly across the top of the yogurt.
Now, add the remaining Greek yogurt as a third layer. Then, add the rest of the granola, almonds and fruit on top. Like before, make sure that all are evenly spread across the top of the yogurt. As a final touch of sweetness, drizzle some honey back and forth across the top of the parfait.
If you are ready to eat the parfait now then you are ready to do so! If not, store in the fridge and save for later, I will suggest a 3 day maximum.
As always, let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for this recipe or any future recipes. Enjoy!!