Recipe for Low-Sugar Double Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
posted by Kalyn Denny on April 27, 2010
It’s been fun reading responses people have shared on the Five-Year Anniversary post, and there have been more than a few of you asking for more low-sugar desserts, so this idea I came up with recently seemed like a good post for today. I served this as a dessert, but it could also be the type of dish you’d serve at a brunch, especially if you made a larger version in a single dish. I’m not someone who cares a lot about desserts, so if I’m going to make a dessert it will be a simple dish like this that can be made in a few minutes, and this was easy to make with lots of flavor.
For two servings, you need 1/2 – 1 cup blueberries. I used frozen blueberries, which I let thaw before using.
I used a mixture of fat-free Greek yogurt and low-carb vanilla yogurt. You can use all Greek yogurt or all vanilla too, depending on how much you like the slightly-sour flavor of Greek yogurt.
Mix the two kinds of yogurt together well, so there are no lumps.
In a parfait glass, layer 1/4 the yogurt mixture, 1-2 T blueberries and 1 T blueberry agave nectar (or slightly less if you want it a little less sweet.)
Then put another layer of the yogurt mixture, more blueberries, and another Tablespoon (or a bit less) of the blueberry agave nectar. That’s all there is to it. The amounts can be varied to taste, just don’t skip the layering.
Low-Sugar Double Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
(Makes 2 servings but can easily be doubled, recipe created by Kalyn)
1/2 – 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw if frozen)
4 T blueberry agave nectar (or less if you’d like it a little less sweet; you could probably use plain agave nectar but it wouldn’t be quite as pretty)
1 container (6 oz.) fat-free Greek yogurt
1 container (6 oz.) low-carb or low-sugar vanilla yogurt
Mix the fat-free Greek yogurt and the low-carb vanilla yogurt until there are no lumps. In parfait glasses, make a layer with 1/4 the yogurt mixture. Next put 1-2 T blueberries, then drizzle over about 1 T blueberry agave. Repeat with another layer of the yogurt mixture, blueberries, and blueberry agave nectar.
This will keep for a few hours, but it’s best served right away.
Since it has fruit and agave nectar, this recipe would be phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet. I’d consider it as a “once in a while treat” for phase 2, especially if you used the full amounts of blueberries and agave nectar.
The blueberry agave nectar I used in this recipe was part of a sample pack of agave nectar flavors I received from Madhava. (I was using their products long before I received the samples, and this is the only brand of agave nectar I buy.)