Banana Strawberry Parfait w Apple Yoghurt


A few weeks after Ahmad had generously made the delicious Lebanese-inspired dinner for Nada and myself, I thought it would be nice to return the favour. Dinner was risotto with asparagus, but I had no time to capture those on film, so instead I opted to use the little time I had and shoot the colourful dessert. Besides, it’s much more interesting to look at anyway 🙂 And, not to mention the best part to eat 🙂

Parfaits are so easy to make and they’re so decorative – it looks like you spent so much time making it, but really, it’s usually done in a few minutes. If I’m having guests over, I will usually chop up all the ingredients I need (in this case I chose strawberries and bananas and chocolate chunks) in advance. That way I can put everything together at the last minute so that the ingredients retain their flavour and texture.

You can choose to put any kind of yoghurt/frozen yoghurt or ice cream in your parfait. I opted for regular yoghurt (I prefer natural 6% yoghurt) since I find the fruit yoghurts are too sweet and have way too many artificial ingredients, not to mention all the added sugars you don’t really need. I mixed the natural yoghurt with some homemade apple butter Isabeau and I made back in August, for flavour and sweetness. The combination was quite good (hadn’t made that combo before) – it was zesty from the apples and lemon juice from apple butter and creamy from the yoghurt. Aside from a few chocolate chunks on top, this dessert is quite low on sugar.

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RECIPE

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Strawberry Banana Parfaits with Apple Yoghurt

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of strawberries chopped
  • 1 or 2 bananas chopped (depending on how many people you’re feeding)
  • 6% fat or higher natural yoghurt (or fruit yoghurt if you prefer)
  • Chocolate chunks for sprinkling on top
Layer strawberries, banana and yoghurt in a parfait glass or martini or wine glass. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks. Enjoy!
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