Matcha Yogurt Parfaits With Strawberries

Flip the skimpy fruit-to-yogurt ratio on its head. These parfaits layer on the vitamin C-rich berries, with a full cup in each serving.

Another big reason to work produce into breakfast: It's rich in fiber. That stuff keeps you full, so you're less likely to feel famished later. For an added shot, sprinkle on chia seeds –they're mini fiber dynamos.

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Level: Easy
Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 c. sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 1/2 c. plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. matcha (powdered green tea; optional)
  • 2 tbsp. granola
  • 1 tbsp. toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Combine 4 cups sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup orange juice. Let stand until berries release juices and turn a deeper red, about 20 min.
  2. Stir in 1 Tbsp chia seeds, and let stand until seeds plump, about 5 min.
  3. Whisk 2 cups plain 2 percent Greek yogurt with 1 tsp matcha (powdered green tea; optional) until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Spoon about 1/2 cup strawberries into each of 4 tall glasses, followed by 1/4 cup yogurt and 1 Tbsp granola (preferably low sugar). Repeat layers.
  6. Top each with 1 Tbsp toasted unsweetened coconut flakes.

This recipe originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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