This is my go to morning breakfast. It is essentially a yogurt parfait, but it is made with freshly cut strawberries and bananas, homemade granola and creamy, thick greek yogurt. My twist on this is a generous spoonful of natural peanut butter mixed in with the Greek yogurt.
Something magical happens when plain yogurt is mixed with a nut butter. I always use plain yogurt and while I love it, it is tangy and mixing in a nut butter allows for it to just taste indulgent. Almond butter or sunflower butter also work great, but somehow natural peanut butter, creamy or crunchy is always on hand in our household.
This recipe could not be simpler and you could take all the ingredients that go into this and just throw it in a blender with a splash of liquid (almond milk, juice, milk or water) and make a smoothie. In fact, this could be called a deconstructed smoothie.
For one serving, I usually use 1/2 of a fresh banana, about 1 cup of fresh strawberries cut into quarters or small chunks, 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt and a generous spoonful of peanut butter. I typically do not measure the peanut butter too carefully. Let’s just say that it is a very generous teaspoon. To assemble, I start with the yogurt peanut butter mixture, then top with fruit and a few spoonfuls of granola for crunch. This is so easy to customize! No granola, no problem. You can go completely without, but you can throw in some toasted almonds, chia seeds or pumpkin seeds for that extra crunch. For this recipe I used my standard granola recipe which I will share later, but any granola will work.
- ½ banana
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- ¼ cup granola
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (nonfat or 2%)
- 1 tsp natural peanut butter
- In a small serving bowl, swirl peanut butter with yogurt. Top with sliced bananas, strawberries and finally granola.