Dessert or snack, this looks good

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Dessert or snack, this looks good
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 4:20pm

Papaya-Berry Yogurt Parfaits

For the most visually rewarding presentation, layer the parfaits in clear glasses.

Per serving: 164 calories; 5 g protein; 1 g fat; 38 g carbs; 5 g fiber

Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


Serves 6

  • 3 containers (5.3 ounces each) plain nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 5 tablespoons honey

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice

  • 1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches)

  • 1 papaya (1 pound), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh blackberries

  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh raspberries

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish

  • 1/2 cup granola


  1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons honey, and zest; set aside.

  2. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1 tablespoon ginger juice. Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add remaining 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add papaya, blackberries, and raspberries and toss gently to coat.

  3. To serve: Spoon half the fruit and juices among six 8-ounce tall glasses. Sprinkle chopped mint over the fruit. Top with half the yogurt mixture and half the granola. Layer with the remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Garnish with mint sprigs.

From Body+Soul, September 2007





Edited 9/4/2010 4:00 pm ET by cl-twig04
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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 11:48pm

Looks yummy!

I've been eating fat-free plain yogurt with fresh fruit (strawberries, peaches, muscadines, plums) just about everyday--I add cinnamon and sweetener.


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Registered: 09-12-2003
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:01pm
I scaled down the size of that recipe,,,,, think it fits the space here now...
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Registered: 03-14-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:08am
That looks and sounds wonderful!! I love the taste of ginger along with all the rest also. Almond flavoring would be nice, too, instead of lemon.