Thursday, June 25, 2015

Strawberry Piña Colada Greek Yogurt Parfait

Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, I don't eat a lot of sweets. I am such an all or nothing person that I have to cut them out entirely. I have done long stretches without any sweets, but I fall off the wagon hard core when I am pregnant and I mean a milkshake a day kind of hard core. Since my baby just turned one, I decided it was time to get back to my routine of no sugar.

Yesterday I shared a post about my tips for curbing sugar cravings, you can find all the tips here. One of my tips was find a replacement snack. Something that satisfies that need for sweets without actually jumping in the deep end. For me Greek Yogurt and with strawberries and shredded coconut is just the trick.

For this parfait you will need: 

  • Greek Yogurt in both Strawberry and Coconut (I like Yoplait Plenti)
  • Strawberries
  • Shredded Coconut
First halve and wash your strawberries. Spoon strawberry Greek yogurt into a cup. I love using mini trifle bowls, because seriously everything in better in miniature. Add a layer of strawberries and coconut. Spoon coconut yogurt on top. Finish off the parfait with the rest of the strawberry yogurt. Add strawberries and more shredded coconut to the top.
This is seriously one of my favorite treats. It is packed with protein, gives me the energy I need and satisfies that need for something sweet.
What is your favorite way to eat Greek Yogurt?
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14 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds absolutely delicious. I can't wait to make this for my family!

bxcrochet said...

That looks so good. What a fancy and easy way to dress up yogurt.

Michelle F.

Michelle Thomas said...

Yum! I love coconut in the summer, thanks for sharing!

Brandi Hayden said...

Oh my this looks amazing! I'm not a fan of coconut so I would make this without that. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hodge Podge Moments said...

Anything with Pina Colada in the title intrigues me. Add in yogurt and health and I'm sold! This sounds delicious!

Nicole Escat said...

I've never been tried this pinacolada, but that looks so good and delicious , i try this on this coming weekend thanks for sharing

Jeannette said...

Yum! Pina Colada is one of my favorite summer drinks but obviously I can't have that every day. Thank goodness for this recipe so I can enjoy the taste daily!

Roxanne Ferber said...

A family friendly pina colada... love it!

Liz Mays said...

This sounds like a delicious and healthful treat! Oh, so yummy!

Crystal said...

What a fun treat! I love yogurt as a snack, especially when it's warm. It's nice to have something cold that doesn't have a ton of sugar.

Cristy Mishkula said...

I love Greek yogurt parfaits!

thesilvahlining said...

This sounds so good! I just shared with my detox group!

Rebecca Hubbell said...

I am such a sweet eater, but I try to cut out refined sugar for a month out of every year to give my body a break. I love this simple recipe!

Michelle Nahom said...

You had me as soon as you said Pina Colada! This looks really good!

 
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