Smoothie or parfait – which do you prefer? Can’t decide? Neither can I! Get these best of both with this Mango Berry Smoothie Parfait.
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Do you prefer smoothie bowls or parfaits?
Smoothie Bowls vs. Parfaits
Making a smoothie bowl instead of an on-the-go drink can help practice mindful eating and encourage slower eating. It’s easy to suck down a smoothie in a few big gulps. By enjoying a smoothie bowl with a spoon it can help you slow down, be more aware of what you’re eating and pay attention to whether or not you are actually hungry. Plus you can add more toppings!
A yogurt parfait is typically served in a tall glass with layers of several different ingredients. Yogurt is the star of the recipe, but many add-ins, such as fruit or granola, also make an appearance. I always prefer to make my own yogurt parfaits with ingredients and products I love. Be mindful when ordering a yogurt parfait out, as they are often loaded with added sugars. Also, sometimes if the glass is too narrow I am usually eating layer by layer until there is enough room to mix it all to get every flavor in one bite.
What about getting the best of both worlds create a smoothie parfait!
Most smoothies have bananas as the base. But what if you don’t like bananas? (Hi, Steph – this recipe is for you!) I love bananas, but I often get requests from clients for smoothies without banana based on their preferences.
Banana is often used as the base because it helps create a creamy and smooth consistency of a smoothie. Using the frozen berries with yogurt help mimic that same creamy consistency, but I felt like it was still missing something. By adding a handful of KIND oats & honey clusters gave it a thicker consistency what I was looking for.
This recipe is for anyone who can’t make up their mind what they want to eat. This happens often for me. I can never decide and tend to merge things together, which gave me the inspiration for this recipe.Print
Can’t decide between a yogurt parfait or a smoothie? You don’t have to with this Mango Berry Smoothie Parfait.
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup fresh mango, cubed (can use frozen)
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup mango orange juice (can sub orange juice)
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¼ cup KIND oats & honey clusters with toasted coconut
(optional) toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes, KIND oats & honey clusters with toasted coconut
- In a short glass, divide yogurt evenly in the bottom of two glasses.
- In a blender, combine raspberries, strawberries, mango, ginger, lime juice, mango orange juice, milk, unsweetened coconut, and KIND oats & honey clusters with toasted coconut. Blend until smooth.
- Pour over yogurt and top with unsweetened coconut flakes and KIND oats & honey clusters with toasted coconut, if using.
Keywords: smoothie, drink, snack, yogurt parfait