The natural probiotics that occur in the finest Greek Yogurt is amazing, but finding a good one isn’t so amazing. Unfortunately almost anyone can add Greek in front of their yogurt label. Since there aren’t regulations regarding this ancient food it can be a sketchy marketplace. That’s why I’m writing this FOOD & FITNESS post.
Apparently even Abraham enjoyed the benefits of yogurt; according to Persian traditions.
I did a previous YouTube video that addressed this issue. Basically it’s all about the first two ingredients. [You can learn more here and forward to 2:05 in the video]
Luckily there’s Ellenos Greek Yogurt from Seattle’s Pikes Place Market. And you can tast the quality. 😉
For my yogurt bar I used:
- 3 Fruits – Frozen organic blueberries, dried mangos, local strawberries.
- 3 Toppings – Hemp hearts (hemp seeds), walnuts, mango & guava purée (jam).
- 2 Yogurt Flavors – Lemon Curd & Marionberry.
- 5 oz Mason jars – to hold this delicious treat.
Making your own yogurt parfait is healthier because you control the ingredients. This idea is perfect for summer time gatherings or snacks-on-the-go. In fact it’s also cheaper. The last time I bought a Greek yogurt parfait, for an after workout snack, I spent $5.85, not including tax. The issue I had was the quality, it definitely wasn’t Greek yogurt! However a 16oz tub of Ellenos is about $6.00 and I can make about 2-3 parfaits.
The 5oz Mason jar is the perfect portion control. Adding the frozen berries gave it a refreshing taste. Along with the dried mangoes that was a fun chewy texture. And topping it off with strawberry chunks was the perfect combination.
I actually did a YouTube video about all the ingredients. Unfortunately it’s taking longer to upload than I expected. So stay tuned.
Update since the original post. Here’s the tutorial post.
PS: Check out the pic-spiration I made. If you want to see more click on the image and it’ll take you to my Instagram page.