Oats, Raspberry, and Almond Parfait

Jump-start your day with this easy breakfast recipe

February 17, 2013
Oats, Raspberry, and Almond Parfait

It may appear dainty, but this nutritious parfait packs a punch, with 25 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. Greek yogurt is largely responsible for this meal’s high level of muscle-building protein and nearly all of its bone-building calcium. Recent research shows that almonds have 20% fewer calories than previously thought. That’s great news, since almonds are a stellar source of heart-healthy fat. Raspberries are bursting with fiber and vitamin C, as well as manganese, which helps your body make collagen, the connective tissue that boosts bone health and supports strong muscles and firm skin. Uncooked oats may be chewier than you’re accustomed to but delicious nevertheless.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 serving)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked

6 oz fat-free raspberry Greek yogurt

1 cup mixed berries

2 tbsp slivered almonds

In a tall glass, layer oats, yogurt, and mixed berries. Top with more berries, and almonds.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 462 calories, 25g protein, 68g carbohydrates, 11g fiber, 13g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0 cholesterol, 74mg sodium