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Papaya-Berry Yogurt Parfaits

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Layer sweet papaya and berries with tangy yogurt and crunchy granola for a delicious treat.

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  • Servings: 6

Photography: Kate Sears

Source: Body+Soul, September 2007

Ingredients

  • 3 containers (5.3 ounces each) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches)
  • 1 papaya (1 pound), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh blackberries
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 cup granola

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons honey, and zest; set aside.

  2. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1 tablespoon ginger juice. Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add remaining 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add papaya, blackberries, and raspberries and toss gently to coat.

  3. To serve: Spoon half the fruit and juices among six 8-ounce tall glasses. Sprinkle chopped mint over the fruit. Top with half the yogurt mixture and half the granola. Layer with the remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Cook's Notes

For the most visually rewarding presentation, layer the parfaits in clear glasses.

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  • cammilla
    5 SEP, 2011
    I know this is really late (by several months) but the only difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt is the whey. Take a large container of plain yogurt and drain it into a collander lined with paper towels. Let it drain for a couple of hours until you have at least a cup of yellowish liquid (the whey). When you remove the yogurt from the collander and put it into a bowl, you will have Greek Yogurt. If the yogurt is not lowfat it will taste richer. natch!
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  • dorrity
    13 JUN, 2011
    Well, it won't let me put in the web adddress. Just do a google search for whole fat greek yogurt. Bon Appetit!
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  • dorrity
    13 JUN, 2011
    You must try whole fat Greek yogurt at least once in your life. It is so much better than the yogurt you have been eating all our life. It's just crazy. Try the link for Fage Total below: http://www.fageusa.com/
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  • Isabelle_Kay
    30 APR, 2010
    I don't know the calorie/health difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt, but the I can say that Greek yogurt is usually thicker, so if you can't find the stuff, I'd recommend just going for another thick, yet low-cal, yogurt.
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  • Isabelle_Kay
    30 APR, 2010
    I don't know the calorie/health difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt, but the I can say that Greek yogurt is usually thicker, so if you can't find the stuff, I'd recommend just going for another thick, yet low-cal, yogurt.
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  • headlessbubble
    18 FEB, 2010
    Wal-mart = high cost of low price.. instead try any supermarket in the yoghurt section
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  • Annie_P
    28 SEP, 2009
    You can get it at most Wal-mart stores next to the regular yogurt.
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  • chlawler
    23 JUN, 2009
    Where do you find Greek yogurt?
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  • chlawler
    23 JUN, 2009
    Where do you find Greek yogurt. I live in NW Washington state. Thanks.
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  • rose2x2
    9 FEB, 2009
    As part of the body and soul challenge it would help to have these recipes sized for one serving or how to prep for serving the next day or at a later time
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