Start your day with a rich source of protein and calcium. Add a wealth
of nutrition with the power of fruits
and the protective benefits of nuts,
seeds and wheat germ.
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- ½ to 1 cup of organic, plain low
fat or non-fat regular or Greek yogurt with active probiotics
- A few drops of vanilla extract, stirred into yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
Combine with ¼ cup of any 2-3 of these fresh fruits:
- Organic berries
- Tart cherries
Add nuts and seeds for toppings:
- A sprinkling of slivered almonds
- Crushed pistachios
- Crushed walnuts
- Pumpkin seeds
Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfait
Layer the bottom of a glass or container with two tablespoons of yogurt. Add a layer of fruit and another layer of yogurt. Continue alternating layers until the glass or container is filled. Sprinkle 1 tbs. of wheat germ or nuts as desired.
For optimal nutritional benefits, choose plain organic yogurt and add your own freshly cut fruits.
Look for yogurt with live and active cultures. These “friendly bacteria,’’ also called probiotics, support your digestive health and immune system. Always check the package label for the fat and sugar content to avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial additives.
If you are avoiding dairy, plain soy yogurt provides many of the same benefits as milk-based yogurts do.
May lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, and help lower blood sugar after meals
Protects the heart and arteries in Type 2 diabetes; may lower the risk for pre-diabetes; may lower blood sugar levels after meals
A source of omega-3 fatty acids to help lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels; excellent for heart health
A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and the important mineral magnesium, essential for heart health
A dense source of protein and fiber, as well as abundant vitamins and minerals beneficial to almost every function of the human metabolism