Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Parfait

The strawberries at the Farmer's Market have been fabulous. I usually buy a 3 pack. One I freeze for smoothies (frozen berries are way better than ice) and the other two I keep out for my Strawberry Cannoli and breakfasts like this one.

I like to make these parfaits at night and cover with plastic wrap so they ready and waiting for breakfast the next morning. Great if you have overnight guests. Mmmm...

Shelly's Strawberry Banana Breakfast Parfait

1 cup Strawberries, chopped
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla) or *
a dollop of Banana Yogurt Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds, toasted

Shelly's Banana Yogurt Sauce

1/2 Banana
3 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

Toast almonds for a few minutes in a dry pan, allow to cool. Mix strawberries and syrup and spoon equally into 2 parfait glasses. Whiz banana, yogurt and syrup in a mini food processor till smooth.

Pour banana sauce over berries and top with toasted almonds.

These also make a great protein packed dessert. Refreshing and perfect in the summer after a BBQ. You can even toss berries with a *Tablespoon of liquor instead, even us light weight, weight loss surgery peeps can't catch a buzz on a Tablespoon divided over 2 desserts. Amaretto (Almond), Grand Marnier (Orange), Fragoli (Strawberry), Chambord (Raspberry) would all work nicely, sprinkle over chopped berries and let it soak for a half hour or so. Super yummy.


grump said...

OMG Yummy.

Lisa said...

Shelly did you eat like this before you lost the weight or is this more of a post loss maintance recipe diet?
I was curiuos bbecause I am only 6 weeks out and I don't want to compromise my weight loss if it is too much? thanks for your help and I love this site!!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

@Lisa, Yep. Same style of eating since 8 weeks when I was cleared for all foods as tolerated. I personally do no pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, crackers, almost 4 years now (my choice)

My theory on post-op eating is this... I need to enjoy it or I won't maintain it for the rest of my life. No suffering through... that's a diet, weight loss surgery is a lifestyle change.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you enjoy it grump.

Best Way To Lose Weight said...

So Delicious, with a tasty recipe...yum yum yum...

mr. pineapple man said...

parfait for breakfast is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

this is great! made it for a friend yesterday and making it for a get together with some work friends on it!