Yogurt Parfaits & Granola!
This week with my classes we discussed sugar, probiotics and flavored yogurts vs plain yogurt.
The recommended amount of added sugar we should consume a day is a max of 6 tsp or 25 g of sugar for women and 38 g of sugar for men. Many flavored yogurts such as yoplait, dannons and etc are loaded with added sugar! So instead we sweetened our plain yogurt with honey, cinnamon and orange, juiced. Plain yogurt has live cultures (good bacteria) which are known as probiotics. Probiotics helps to keep our gut healthy (our second brain)
Recipe for Gooey Granola:
🔸1 1/2 cups of oats
🔸2 tbsp of preferably raw honey
🔸3 tsp of flaxseed (high in fiber and great for regulating digestion)
🔸1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Mash banana, add oats, flaxseeds, honey and cinnamon. Make into small balls. Makes about 15-20
Recipe for Yogurt Parfait:
🔸1-2 cups of plain yogurt
🔸1/4 tsp of cinnamon 🔸1 orange, squeezed
🔸1/2 an orange, diced
🔸1 Apple, diced
🔸Berries of choice (we used strawberries)
🔸3 tbsp of dried fruit of your choice (we used dried pineapples)
Add yogurt to bowl, squeeze half an orange, add cinnamon, tbsp of honey and mix. Combine fruits in a separate bowl.
Add one layer of yogurt, followed by fruit, another layer of yogurt, more fruit and etc. Add granola ball on top of parfait or eat it as a side!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe! Please tag your friends💛
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