114318 RM1 9394
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Very Berry Parfait Recipe & Video

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Henry Ford Health Staff

While it may seem deceptively simple, this patriotic-looking yogurt parfait is the perfect sweet treat for summer. The added creaminess of the whipped cream cheese mixed with the vanilla yogurt is the perfect counterpoint to the sweet, tart berries and the slight nuttiness of the hemp seeds, which are rich in the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that have been shown to be so healthy for brain function and heart health.

Yield: 4 servings

3 cups vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
8 ounces Greek whipped cream cheese spread
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
2 cups blueberries
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup raspberries

Wash and dry berries; slice strawberries. In a large bowl, cream Greek yogurt, cream cheese and vanilla extract with an electric mixer. Layer ingredients in 4 glass bowls or parfait
glasses as follows: 1/4 cup yogurt and cream cheese mixture, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup yogurt mixture, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup raspberries and 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds.

Chef Notes:
Bob’s Red Mill hulled hemp seeds are suggested. Wheat germ may be substituted for hemp seeds.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 360 Calories; 9 grams Fat; 4 grams Saturated Fat; 20 mg Cholesterol; 220 mg Sodium; 47 grams Carbohydrates; 7 grams Fiber; 31 grams Sugar; 24 grams Protein

What are the health benefits of these ingredients?

  • Greek yogurt: Contains more protein than regular yogurt.
  • Greek yogurt cream cheese: Contains half the saturated fat of reduced-fat cream cheese.
  • Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries: Good source of fiber and vitamin C.
  • Hemp seeds: Contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and protein.

Looking for more info and want to make an appointment with a registered dietitian? Call 1-855-434-5483 or visit henryford.com.

Categories : EatWell

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