Parfaits are great for any time of day. It all depends what you put on them. I’ve seen them made in so many ways: with ice cream, yogurt, or pudding...and then fruit, granola, nuts, chocolate, or a combo. If you’re focusing on colon health, Greek yogurt with probiotics would be the best choice. You not only get probiotics that support your immune system and replenish the good bacteria in your gut, but you are also getting a nice amount of protein in one dish.
Aside from protein, these parfaits are packed with other great things for your colon- like fiber, magnesium and selenium! Fiber is what helps move waste and toxins out of your body, and many fruits like cherries, nuts such as pistachios, and even dark chocolate have the fiber you need for a healthy colon. Plus, magnesium, found in the cherries and pistachios, as well as the selenium in pistachios can help lower your risk of colon cancer.
These cherry pistachio parfaits are full of flavor, with hints of mint and chocolate. They’re a gourmet yogurt idea for a healthy breakfast or snack, but they’re also just sweet enough to be a dessert.
Ingredients (2 servings):