April 14, 2011

Blackberry Parfaits

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Blackberries were on sale this week.  However, one berry told me I wouldn't be eating these alone.  They were not sweet enough for me.  So, I decided I would make a parfait.  I wanted high protein, low sugar, and yumminess.  :)

I like to eat breakfast during the week, but not before I leave the house.  I may be up early, but I am never really ready to eat before 8 or 8:30.  This was easy to make and take and have after I arrived to the office.  I decided to go no carb....however I do love to sometimes put granola in my parfaits!  This time I decided not to because I was using ricotta cheese in my recipe and didn't want to add more calories to the picture.

I have added the print feature....finally!  :)  I know, it has taken me a long time to decide to do this but I never realized just how easy it would be and I thought I never had the time.  I will be updating the blog as I go along and creating printable recipes for my older posts, but from this point on all new posts will have printable recipes!  I hope you will enjoy :)

Blackberry Parfait
printable recipe

makes 2 servings
1/3 cup non-fat greek yogurt
1/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese
4 packets Splenda sweetener (or sugar if you prefer)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 pint blackberries, rinsed and gently patted dry with paper towl

Mix yogurt, ricotta cheese, Splenda, and almond extract together.  Layer blackberries and yogurt mixture alternately.  Chill, enjoy!


  1. I love this kind of breakfast. I can't wait for summer, even though Spring has only just begun only for the blackberries.

  2. My first look at the pictures was "berries and yogurt?"

    then I read the recipe and wow - almond extract with ricotta. Oh yum!

  3. do you know that 2 years ago i couldn't stand blackberries? and now, i love them? isn't that weird? can't get enough of them lately.

  4. A non guilty parfait...I like it. :)

  5. this looks so healthy and delicious, wonderful!

  6. Blackberries are so good and I'd bet your parfait was a delicious breakfast!

  7. This looks delicious. I love blackberries and can't wait to start making different desserts with them. I will have to give this a try.

  8. I like the addition of the almond extract. I'm going to have to try that!


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