If there's one thing I love about Spring coming around, it's the ability to get fresh, in-season produce. Saying "in season" at the very beginning of May is probably a little bit of a stretch with my berries, but at least they're way more affordable than $6 per pound like in the winter! Since the weather has been warming up, I've been treating myself to a delicious breakfast on the front porch or back deck each morning. Just sitting out under the sunshine, chowing down on my meal, admiring how green everything is becoming. More often than not that meal consists of a berry and granola parfait. Yum! I could seriously eat this for every meal... and sometimes I do. Shh!
My favorite setup is a simple bowl of strawberry yogurt, fruit and nut granola (Kashi's organic granola is my jam!), and an assortment of berries. Even if I don't have access to blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, I always have red seedless grapes! Grapes are without a doubt my favorite parfait topping! They add the perfect amount of sweetness.
I've been browsing Pinterest and recipe websites trying to find a few variations on the simple meal. New toppings to throw in, different kinds of oats or granola to use. Maybe it's just because of the season, but I legitimately want to host a brunch so I can set up my own little yogurt parfait bar! haha It's the perfect light and refreshing (and filling!) meal.
Do you have any favorite mix-ins or concoctions? Or even quick and easy breakfast ideas? I'm trying to find as many yummy recipes that are appropriate for one as I can. Part of me thinks a parfait with a little bit of maple syrup would be delicious, but I don't know if that's weird or if I'm just totally unexperienced in the food world haha! I totally had this for breakfast today, and I'll probably have a smaller serving as my mid-day snack, too. I guess you can help loving what you love, right? And yes, this has been an entire post dedicated to the wonder that is a yogurt and berry parfait. You're welcome ha! ;)