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Easy Breakfast Recipes For Summer: Breakfast Fruit Parfaits

Posted Jul 10 2008 4:03pm

Fruit ParfaitAs temperatures continue to rise well into the hundreds here in Phoenix, my interest in refreshing easy breakfast recipes perfect for summer continues. I’m still enjoying themuesli recipesvery much. The trick is remembering to assemble the muesli before bed, something that hasn’t become a habit yet.

Mornings I realize I forgot to stir together my oats, yogurt, fruit and nuts, I often turn to another of those quick easy breakfast recipes that is especially perfect for summer: smoothies.Breakfast Smoothiesare a delicious way to get your day started on a healthy note. Sometimes I want something a little more substantial than breakfast in a glass, but nothing too heavy. What then?

How about a breakfast fruit parfait? With a variety of tasty fruits widely available and my love of yogurt, nuts, flax, and crunchy cereal, a layered parfait seems like another easy breakfast recipes winner for summer.

Breakfast Fruit Parfait Recipe

When assembling my morning breakfast parfait I choose whatever seasonal fruit is ripe and appealing. I’ve been using mostly Greek-style yogurt too. I love its rich creamy texture, but feel free to choose whatever form of plain yogurt you like best. Of course, you can opt for a pre-sweetened fruit flavored yogurt, but the amount of sugar and calories you are consuming will increase significantly. My favorite crunchy cereals include homemade granola and Grape-nuts and with nuts, I usually reach for almonds or walnuts for their omega-3 boost.

  • 1 1/2 cups fruit of your choice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey, agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted chopped nuts, crunchy cereal, or coconuts — in any combination you desire

Spoon half of the fruit into a glass or bowl. Spoon half the yogurt on top and drizzle with half your sweetener. Sprinkle with half of your selected crunch toppings and then repeat the layers. Serve immediately.

This easy breakfast fruit parfait recipe makes one delicious serving.

Some of My Favorite Breakfast Fruit Parfait Combinations:

  • Nectarine, blueberry and almond breakfast parfait
  • Peach, raspberry, and Grape-nuts breakfast parfait
  • Banana, pineapple, coconut, and walnut breakfast parfait
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberry and granola breakfast parfait
  • Blueberry, strawberry, blackberry and granola parfait

I hope you will give one of these delicious breakfast fruit parfaits a try when you are looking for healthy easy breakfast recipes solutions for summer and would love to hear about your favorite flavor combination.

Inspiration for these easy breakfast fruit parfaits comes from the wonderful book,The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Greatby Pam Anderson.

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