Sometimes there’s nothing more tempting than to dig into a big old ice cream sundae, especially on a hot summer day! Well, we know that most of us wouldn’t do that on a normal basis, so I have come up with the next best thing! My Banana Split Yogurt Parfait is still packed with all the flavor and sweetness of ice cream but without the unnecessary calories, sugar and fat. What’s more, you could incorporate this on a regular basis without any guilt at all! Why? It’s packed with healthy protein, fresh fruit and only 1 gram of fat! So, grab that spoon and dig in! Enjoy!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
BANANA SPLIT YOGURT PARFAIT
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup fat-free unsweetened Greek yogurt
pinch salt (if your protein powder has sodium, you can omit this)
1 banana, sliced
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
How to Prepare
1. Put 3/4 cup Greek yogurt into one small mixing bowl and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt into a second mixing bowl.
2. Put the full scoop of vanilla protein powder into the bowl with the 3/4 cup of yogurt and put the full scoop of chocolate protein powder into the bowl with the 1/4 cup yogurt. If you choose to add a pinch of salt, add it now. Mix well, then set aside. (The chocolate will form a thicker paste, almost like a fudge … which is just what we want!)
3. Arrange 2 parfait glasses (standard glasses or bowls will work just fine) by layering banana and strawberry slices with vanilla yogurt mixture and chocolate yogurt mixture. NOTE: you will be using half the amount of chocolate as vanilla, so apportion accordingly.
4. Put in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes to set. Or for an even more ice cream-like treat, put in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
Per sundae (recipe makes 1): 250 calories, 32 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrates (3 grams fiber), 1.0 gram fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.