Honey Citrus Yogurt Parfait

by Pamela

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Greek yogurt recipes are becoming a dime a dozen aren’t they? Although the majority of them tend to be smoothies, eating it straight out of the container is pretty good too. But how about a yogurt parfait? Parfaits aren’t just for ice cream (but I’m probably not turning down a Peanut Buster Parfait anyone). This Greek yogurt parfait uses sweet seasonal citrus fruits, with a touch of honey and a topping ofย  toasted almonds.

Yeah, I’ve been known to use Greek (or any) plain yogurt in place of sour cream and I’ve also been known to use it in my baking (the little that I do) but I still just like digging into the carton with a spoon best. This parfait lets me enjoy the yogurt just a little bit more.

Citrus fruits are still in season, but they won’t be for much longer. I know you can buy oranges, tangerines and grapefruits pretty much all year round, but they still taste the best when they’re in season. (Pretty much like every other produce item does.) Since you can’t really freeze, or dehydrate, citrus for later use…you definitely need to get your fill of them now.

Honey Citrus Yogurt Parfait

A yogurt parfait is perfect for breakfast, as a snack or for a dessert. They only take a few minutes to put together and you can even make them up in advance. If you don’t think that yogurt and fruit is enough for breakfast, you could make overnight oats and then layer in the citrus later. Oh, and while these may have a few more calories than your typical container of flavored yogurt, they’re going to be a lot better for you because they don’t have all the sugar and preservatives in them. If you want to cut the number of calories, you can use fat free yogurt in place of the regular stuff.

I used a combination of navel oranges, tangerines and cocktail grapefruits for these yogurt parfaits. Cocktail grapefruits aren’t as easy to find, but if you can get your hands on them, I highly recommend them. They are a lot sweeter than regular grapefruits, but still have that grapefruity flavor. You’ll also need to supreme the citrus because you don’t want to be chewing on that rubbery membrane that surrounds the good parts. If you’re not sure how to cut citrus segments, I’ve included a quick video to show you how easy it is.

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Eat up the last of the seasons citrus and get a healthy dose of protein while you’re at it. You’ll have a nutritious breakfast or a light dessert right at your fingertips with this recipe.
Honey Citrus Yogurt Parfait
 
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This yogurt parfait is perfect for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Loaded with good protein and carbs it will keep your motor running smoothly.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 Cocktail Grapefruits (segmented)
  • 1 Navel Orange (segmented)
  • 1 Tangerine (segmented)
  • Honey
  • Plain Greek Yogurt (low fat, no fat or full fat)
  • Toasted Almonds (crushed, slivered or sliced)
Instructions
  1. Layer ¼ of the citrus segments in the bottom of each dish.
  2. Drizzle with a bit of the honey.
  3. Spoon yogurt on top.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Top with a drizzle of honey and half of the toasted almonds.
  6. Serve.
Notes
You can use any citrus fruits that you'd like in this recipe. If you really want to spice things up a bit, you could soak the fruits in rum for an hour before putting them into the parfaits. That would make a delicious dessert.

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5 comments

John@Kitchen Riffs April 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

This looks great! At this time of the year I like a big bowl of yogurt and strawberries for breakfast. Definitely should kick it up a bit and try this! Great combo of flavors — thanks.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Oh thanks, I haven’t had a peanut buster parfait for what.. 25 years? I’ll think on that all day and when I should have this wonderful honey citrus yogurt parfait, I’ll be trying a homemade peanut buster. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not blaming you because I’m fat but if the shoe fits.

Pamela April 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Maureen, the only thing keeping me from devouring a peanut buster parfait right this second, is that there is no DQ anywhere near me. Which is probably a good thing. Bring on the citrus parfait. LOL

Jenny Hartin April 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Do you deliver?

Pamela April 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Hi Jenny!

We might be able to work something out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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