The yogurt parfait is a regular on my roster of breakfast combinations, packed full of fibre, protein and enough fuel to keep me energized until lunchtime. However, every couple of weeks it becomes monotonous, and requires some new flair in the fruit department. With a regular rotation of banana, apple, pear, and grapefruit, inevitably one fruit becomes boring. Thankfully pomegranates are in season! These lovely little seeds are crunchy and tart, packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, and scream of holiday cheer this time of year, making them a delightful addition to the yogurt parfait.
POMEGRANATE SEED YOGURT PARFAIT: aids digestion, promotes health and increases energy
INGREDIENTS: (yields 1 serving)
- 3/4 cup goat yogurt
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp raw walnuts
- pinch of cinnamon
Place yogurt in a bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Mix and enjoy.
GOAT YOGURT: rich in calcium, high in fatty acids, immune booster, contains agents that help metabolize iron and copper.
POMEGRANATE: anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, promotes heart health, rich source of vitamins A, C, E and folic acid.
CHIA SEEDS, HEMP SEEDS, WALNUTS & PUMPKIN SEEDS (combined): anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, rich source of vitamin B complex and vitamin E and high in minerals, promotes heart health and circulation, high in fibre, and contains tryptophan which helps regulate sleep and improve mood.
CINNAMON: contains antioxidants, high levels of manganese, controls blood sugar, aids in cancer prevention, and reduces LDL cholesterol levels.