Thursday, May 24, 2012

Energizing Strawberry-Acai Parfaits

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Breakfast is a tough meal for me.  I'm the kind of person that is usually rushing out the door and realizing an hour later that I'm starving.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  I really need to work on fitting a few minutes into my morning to fuel up.

Luckily this recipe is super quick to put together, and as an added plus, has just the right ingredients to keep your energy up for a busy day.  Acai (pronounced ahh-sigh-ee) is loaded with antioxidants, and is conveniently available in many grocers' frozen section.  Costco carries a bag of individual smoothie-sized packages of acai, which are perfect for these parfaits.

For such a simple recipe, these parfaits are so delicious.  Creamy greek yogurt layered with granola and smooth fruit puree is the perfect marriage.  Feel free to use frozen strawberries if fresh isn't an option.  I found these beauties at the local Farmer's Market and couldn't resist them.

Strawberry-Acai Parfaits
|Serves 2| Prep time: 5 mins|
Greek yogurt (Fage is my favorite)
1 package frozen acai
4-5 strawberries (fresh or frozen)

Blend the acai and strawberries until smooth.  Spoon some yogurt into the bottom of a shallow glass.  Top with a good spoonful of the fruit puree, and then with granola.  Repeat in layers to the top of the glass.  Drizzle with honey if desired.

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  1. Ooh this looks so yummy!! Always love your recipes and your photos!!!

  2. WOW!!!! This looks so good! I love it:) I MISS YOU!!! Thanks for keeping in touch my buddy:)

  3. If you can't find frozen acai at your local store, you can find some reputable sources online. I recommend Amafruits at for authentic acai purees just like you would find in Brazil.


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