Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfait
This is one of Dr. Perricone’s recipes for eating for beauty. Berries are antioxidant and vitamin powerhouses. They contain important phytochemicals including phenolics, anthocyanins, carotenoids, and more. Blueberries also contains phytochemicals that can cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the areas of brain responsible for learning and memory. Raspberries are a rich source of Vitamin C—key for collagen production and also very high in ellegic acid superior in reducing the damage caused to cells from free radicals—like blueberries they are super anti-aging foods in just about every category. All berries are superb for all organ systems including skin.
3 cups plain yogurt—I like Greek Style Yogurt best
3 cups of berries of your choice—frozen berries can also work.
A good combination is:
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
4 tablespoons sliced almonds
Layer 1/2 cup yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup raspberries in each of 4 parfait glasses or serving bowls alternating berries and yogurt. Sprinkle each parfait with 1 tablespoon almonds. Serve immediately.
Originally featured in Eating For Beauty